LHC terms Hamza Shehbaz CM election as illegal

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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