Court neither removed Hamza, nor ordered CM re-election: Tarar

Says PML-N still has nine more votes than PTI’s: Ranan Mashhood says anyone who tries to disrupt recounting process will face contempt of court

By: News Desk
Published: 02:56 PM, 30 Jun, 2022
Court neither removed Hamza, nor ordered CM re-election: Tarar
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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Attaullah Tarar said Thursday that Hamza Shehbaz would remain the Chief Minister of Punjab, for the PML-N still had the majority with 177 votes in the Punjab Assembly.

While talking to media after the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) acceptance of the PTI’s intra-court appeals against the oath of Hamza Shehbaz as Chief Minister, Attaullah Tarar said that the court did not order for a new election.

“The court has ordered for recounting of votes after excluding the 25 dissident MPAs,” he added.

“We still have 177 votes in the Punjab Assembly. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has 168 votes in the Punjab Assembly. We are ahead with a lead of 9 votes,” he stated.

“Hamza Shehbaz will remain the chief minister. Only those members, who are present in the House, will be counted. We accept the court verdict. We will implement this decision,” he vowed.

“This time those, who resort to mean tactics, will be imprisoned for six months,” he said.

“Democracy is powerful and will remain so,” he noted.

Meanwhile, another PML-N leader Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan said Thursday that Hamza Shehbaz was the Chief Minister of Punjab and would remain so, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

While talking to media after the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) acceptance of the PTI’s intra-court appeals against the oath of Hamza Shehbaz as Chief Minister, Rana Mashhood said if anyone tried to disrupt the recounting process, he would face contempt of court.

“The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) deceived the people during four years,” he flayed.

“The PTI still does not understand what to do next,” he added.

“If anyone tries to put pressure in the recounting of votes, the court will take action not the government,” he warned.