Hamza’s oath-taking: LHC puts off PTI appeals indefinitely

By: 24 News
Published: 04:54 PM, 17 May, 2022
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The Lahore High Court on Tuesday admitted the PTI pleas challenging Hamza Shehbaz’s oath-taking to the office of chief minister of Punjab, reported 24 NewsHD TV channel.

The full bench of the Lahore High Court reminded the concerned parties that the court had nothing to do with who was the advocate general directing them to decide their issues outside the court.

The court adjourned the hearing of the appeals without giving any date. 

A five-judge bench of the LHC headed by Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan heard the PTI appeals which challenged three orders of the court regarding Hamz’s oath-taking. 

PTI lawyer Imtiaz Siddiqui told the court that the Supreme Court was being approached over the matter of ruckus in the Punjab Assembly and election of chief minister Punjab.

On the further inquiry of the bench, the PTI lawyer said that as far as the matter of oath-taking of Hamza was concerned, the matter was before the full bench of the LHC

On behalf of Hamza, lawyer Mansoor Awan appeared before the bench. 

Former Punjab Assembly secretary told the bench that his reply was discarded because it was against Hamza Shehbaz. 

The new additional advocate general Jawad Yaqoob said that that the Punjab government had authorized him to oversee all the administrative affairs through a notification. 

On this, Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan remarked it was not court’s problem who was the advocate general.

Justice Shehram Sarwar Ch asked them to keep the court away from their political issues. 

Justice Sadaqat asked the petitioner what relief he wanted from the court.

During hearing, hot words were exchange between the PTI lawyer Siddiqui and judges.