Pervaiz Elahi rejects rumours of election boycott
The PTI Chairman, Imran Khan, on Thursday announced that they would move the Supreme Court against the Lahore High Court’s ruling in a case pertaining to the election of Hamza Shahbaz as Punjab chief minister.
Addressing a seminar in Islamabad, Imran Khan questioned how Hamza can remain the chief minister when the court had agreed that the electoral process was “flawed”. Meanwhile, Ch Pervaiz Elahi said on Thursday that he will challenge the Lahore High Court’s decision on the election of the chief minister of Punjab Hamza Shahbaz in the Supreme Court.
Speaker Pervaiz Elahi was of the view that the court has given only 12 hour for the election, while 11 members of the assembly were out of country for Hajj pilgrimage while seven others were out of the country for different reasons.
“The election commission has sought the high court’s decision for notification of our five members on the reserved seats,” he said. “We will go to the court and it will take any decision,” he said. “With the Grace of God, we will win in the court,” Pervaiz Elahi hoped.
“The court has appointed its own presiding officer, what is for us in the election,” he said. “Our lawyers and legal experts are looking into the matter, which will be raised in the court,” he said. “Hopefully the political crisis will come to an end,” he added.
Pervaiz Elahi confirmed that they (PTI and PML-Q) have still not decided to boycott the elections, categorically terming all news circulating regarding the boycott “fake and baseless.”