Lahore-Punjab Chief Minister-elect Hamza Shehbaz moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday, seeking the administration of pledge to him by”a person nominated by the court”owing to the” recalcitrant station”of President Arif Alvi and the fiefdom’s governor, Omar Sarfraz Cheema.
This is the third time that Hamza — who was tagged as Punjab’s principal superintendent on April 16 during a parochial assembly session marred by mayhem — has sought LHC’s intervention over his pledge- taking process as the Punjab governor continues to refrain from administering pledge to him, questioning the validity of his election, and President Alvi is yet to nominate another existent to perform the duty, as directed by the high court before.
In a solicitation filed on Friday, Hamza contended that the governor and chairman had proved themselves to be” guided by vagrancies and fantasies rather of law and Constitution”by refusing to abide by the court’s orders on his former two desires.
The PML-N leader had first approached the court after Cheema refused to administer pledge to him. After hearing the arguments, the court had instructed President Alvi to appoint a representative to administer the pledge in the absence of the governor.