Punjab Governor removed from post, Umar Cheema denies

By: News Desk
Published: 04:47 PM, 17 Apr, 2022
Punjab Governor removed from post, Umar Cheema denies
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif by using his discretionary powers has removed Punjab Governor Umar Sarfraz Cheema from his post, 24News HD TV Channel reported on Sunday.

On the other hand, Punjab Governor Umar Sarfraz Cheema addressed a press conference and answered a question that constitutionally, the Prime Minister had no discretionary powers to remove him from governorship but only the President of Pakistan can notify in this regard.

Umar Sarfraz said as per the constitution, to remove him from the governorship, the Prime Minister will send the summary and then the President will notify.

The Punjab Governor has refused to take oath from the newly elected Chief Minister of the province Hamza Shehbaz terming his election controversial after ruckus in the Punjab Assembly on the voting day.

On a query about holding the oath-taking ceremony of newly elected CM Hamza Shehbaz said it has been delayed and he will decide whether to administer the oath from Hamza or not after consultation with legal experts on the report received from the Secretary Punjab Assembly. 

Cheema said that yesterday, whatever happened in the Punjab Assembly was shameful, reprehensible and unfortunate. He said the respected MPAs were tortured which is condemnable.

The Punjab Governor coined his views that also said with conspiracy, on the day of the election of the Punjab CM, making the opponents run away through bullying is not a real election.

It is pertinent to mention here that Article 101 (5) of the constitution of Pakistan said, “The President may make such provision as he thinks fit for the discharge of the functions of a Governor [in any contingency not provided for in this Part.]