Hamza approaches court for third time against delay in oath-taking
LAHORE: Newly elected Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) for the third time against delay in oath taking.
Hamza Shahbaz has filed a constitutional petition in the Lahore High Court in which the federal government and the Punjab government have been made parties while the petition states that the Lahore High Court has issued orders regarding oath but the court orders are not being implemented. The Punjab Governor has once again refused to comply with the court order, therefore the Lahore High Court should appoint a representative to take oath.
The petition further said that instructions were issued to the President and Governor of Punjab for taking oath but no one administered oath. The orders of the High Court were blown up while the President also did not respect the decision of the apex court. The attitude of the President and the Governor of Punjab was treacherous and insulting.
The petition also requested the Lahore High Court to fix the time and place for oath taking ceremony.
“Actions of those causing delay in administering oath should be declared unconstitutional,” the petition maintained, recalling that the Lahore High Court had directed governor Punjab to administer oath himself or appoint a representative to perform the constitutional duty by April 28.
Earlier, Lahore High Court had ordered the Governor of Punjab to take oath from Hamza Shahbaz but no oath was taken from the newly elected Chief Minister yesterday.