Punjab ministers take oath today

Mujtaja Shuja, Bilal Yasin, Imran Nazir, Salman Rafiq, Saif Khokhar to be Cabinet members: Marriyum says govt will not allow PTI to murder justice through bullying: Javed Latif decries efforts aimed to dislodge govt

By: News Desk
Published: 04:40 PM, 24 Jul, 2022
Punjab ministers take oath today
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Despite the unclear position of Hamza Shehbaz-led government in Punjab following the order of the Supreme Court yesterday, the ‘trustee’ chief minister’s cabinet members will take oath later today.

According to 24NewsHD, the Punjab cabinet ministers will take oath to their ministries at Governor House, Lahore at 6pm today. Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman will administer the oath.

The provincial ministers who will be sworn-in included Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, Bilal Yasin, Khawaja Imran Nazir, Khawaja Salman Rafiq and Saiful Maluk Khokhar. 

Govt will not allow PTI to murder justice through bullying: Marriyum

Meanwhile, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has asked those who used to abuse the national institutions not to become their owners now. 

While replying to PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry’s statement, Ms Aurangzeb stated that government would not let former prime minister Imran Khan to play a ‘pro-establishment’ and ‘anti-establishment’ drama in order to regain power. 

She said nobody would be allowed to play with the law and constitution. She went on to claim that Nawaz Sharif and the PML-N’s narrative was a narrative of constitution and it would always remain the narrative of constitution. 

“We will not compromise on constitution, democracy and on the public right to govern,” the minister added. 

Ms Aurangzeb said that PTI Chief and former premier Imran Khan himself had confessed that he sought help of the state institutions and agencies to run his government for the last four years. “Now we will never allow murder of justice through bullying and swearing,” she stated. 

She was of the view that Imran took aim at the state institutions and he wanted to dismiss the incumbent leadership of these institutions. 

She observed that Imran’s ‘foreign conspiracy narrative’ had been buried now and another ‘establishment and anti-establishment narrative’ had begun. 

She demanded of the Election Commission of Pakistan to announce its verdict in the PTI foreign funding case. She was of the view that Imran actually wanted an NRO in the foreign funding case, hence he had indulged in bullying, hooliganism and chaotic politics.

She accused the Imran regime of bringing Pakistan to the verge of default. People are paying the price of Imran’s pathetic economic decisions in the shape of rising inflation, poverty and unemployment.

Javed Latif decries efforts aimed to dislodge govt

On the other hand, PML-N leader Javed Latif deplored that efforts were being made to put a spanner in the smooth working of the national government.

Addressing a presser in Lahore, the PML-N leader said that they were sacrificing politics in order to save the state. He called upon the courts to hear all appeals of Nawaz Sharif immediately.

He was of the view that the very forces which laid their hands on Imran Khan, they were also stopping Nawaz Sharif. “They want government of technocrats in the country,” he added. 

Reporters Umar Aslam and Awais Kiyani