“Government elected by people’s votes sent home through a controversial decision,” says ex-CM Hamza Shehbaz
Former chief minister Punjab and PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz expressed sorrow over the SC’s verdict, saying that the government elected by people’s votes was sent home through a “controversial decision”.
“Has the status of the assembly become a rubber stamp?” he questioned, adding that over the last four months, the biggest province of the country has become a “laughing stock”.
Hamza further added that “justice was killed” when the apex court rejected PML-N’s plea of forming a full bench.
“My politics is for the people and not for positions,” he said, adding that since he first took oath as the CM, “illegal” attempts were made to deprive him of governing the province.
Hamza said his mission was to save Pakistan and he will not step back from it.
Earlier, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz also responded to the Supreme Court’s verdict to place Pervez Elahi as Punjab’s chief minister, removing Hamza Shahbaz from the province’s top office.
“Murder of Justice,” PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz said in a tweet, who had hours before the verdict asked the government to take a firm stand on the matter.
“Judicial Coup,” another tweet of Maryam Nawaz after SC dethrones Hamza Shehbaz as Punjab CM.
PML-N supremo and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took to his Twitter to “salute the three judges”, who heard the petition of Pervez Elahi against Deputy Speaker Dost Mazar’s ruling.
“Order has made a mockery of Pakistan,” he added.
Notably, The Supreme Court of Pakistan dethroned PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz as Punjab CM on Tuesday after it declared the Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Dost Muhmmad Mazari’s ruling against the Constitution by 3-0. PMLQ-PTI joint candidate Chaudhry Pervez Elahi elected the new Punjab CM after Supreme Court’s verdict.