Lahore (Web Desk): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday directed President Arif Alvi to appoint another representative to administrate oath to Punjab Chief Minister-elect Hamza Shehbaz.
Earlier the day, the LHC gave an ultimatum to Punjab Governor Umar Sarfraz Cheema to take a decision regarding the oath-taking ceremony of Hamza Shehbaz.
“If he (the governor) fails to [take a decision], the court will announce its verdict,” LHC Chief Justice Ameer Bhatti remarked.
Hamza had 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.