The Lahore High Court on Thursday declared the Punjab Chief Minister election as null and void.
The large bench of LHC declared that Hamza Shehbaz is no more a CM of Punjab.
A five-member bench comprising Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan, Justice Shahid Jamil Khan, Justice Shehram Sarwar Chaudhry, Justice Sajid Mahmood Sethi and Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh announced the verdict with a 4-1 majority.
The detailed order will be issued later in the day.
Hamza wass elected as the Punjab CM on April 16 during a provincial assembly session that was marred by violence. He received a total of 197 votes — 11 more than the required 186 — including from 25 dissident PTI MPAs that were crucial for his victory. On May 20, those lawmakers were de seated by the ECP for defecting.
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