Hamza Shehbaz moves LHC over oath-taking as CM Punjab

Hamza Shehbaz moves LHC over oath-taking as CM Punjab

Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): Chief minister-elect Hamza Shehbaz has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court requesting it to order that he be administered his oath of office without any further delay and to subsequently avoid constitutional crisis.

Meanwhile, PML-Q leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi had also sought the registration of a case against Hamza Shehbaz and several government officers.

Elahi moved the sessions court on Monday, seeking orders for law enforcement to lodge the case against the PML-N leadership. The court has asked the Qila Gujjar Singh police to submit a reply.

In his complaint, Elahi nominated Punjab Chief Secretary Kamran Afzal, Inspector General of Punjab Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan, Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Shahzada Sultan, Additional Chief Secretary Syed Ali Murtaza, Lahore Division Commissioner retired Capt Usman, Deputy Commissioner Umar Sher Chattha and several PML-N MPAs.

He alleged that Hamza Shehbaz had ordered these officers to act unlawfully to ‘torture’ him during the election of chief minister in Punjab Assembly on Saturday.