The Deputy Speaker’s decision was overturned by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, which also deemed it to be unconstitutional. Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi’s appeal was then granted, and he was appointed Punjab Chief Minister.
In addition to ordering the Punjab Governor to administer the oath to Pervaiz Elahi at 11:30 PM on Tuesday, the Supreme Court panel also ordered Elahi to take the oath as Punjab CM immediately.
The panel said that Dr. Arif Alvi, the President of Pakistan, would administer the oath to Pervaiz Elahi if the Punjab governor declined to accept it.
The panel said that the governor of Punjab will get its order right away and carry it out.
The bench has directed the Punjab Chief Secretary and other relevant authorities to see that the SC ruling is carried out.
Additionally, Hamza Sharif has been told to immediately leave the CM office.
An earlier panel of the supreme court presided over by Pakistan’s Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, wrapped up the hearing on the Punjab Chief Minister Election case and reserved judgment.
The coalition government’s appeal for the Supreme Court to convene a full bench to hear the matter pertaining to the Punjab CM election was denied. Dost Mazari, the deputy speaker of the Punjab Assembly, announced to the court on the last day of hearings that he would boycott the case.
Farooq H. Naek, the PPP’s attorney, also abstained from the hearings. Chaudhry Pervaiz, the head of the PML-Q, and the PTI’s legal team concluded their arguments. The court adjourned after the deputy attorney general’s closing remarks and deferred judgment.
Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari’s attorney said during the presentation of his arguments that his client had chosen not to continue the matter.
He informed reporters that there had been “an unprecedented boycott throughout the nation” in protest of the ruling by the supreme court.
Qadir expressed his optimism that the review petition will be heard by a full court bench or a bench other than the three-member panel.
He said that a nine-member bench was established to hear the case of one judge, Justice Qazi Faez Isa.
According to him, the Supreme Court has no power to meddle in parliamentary affairs.