LHC dismisses petition challenging Buzdar’s resignation

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Don’t make a mockery of country, says CJ Bhatti

The Lahore High Court on Thursday dismissed the writ petition challenging the resignation of former Punjab chief minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. The petition was filed through Advocate Nadeem Sarwar in which petitioner M Tanveer argued that former governor Muhammad Sarwar had violated the Constitution by accepting the resignation.

On Wednesday, Tanveer’s counsel had requested the court to declare the action of the former governor ‘illegal’ because he had accepted the resignation in which he had not been addressed.

During the proceedings, LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti asked the petitioner’s counsel if he was an aggrieved party? “I am representing a public’s large interest case,” the counsel responded, adding that the former CM Buzdar’s resignation is illegal as he had not addressed the Punjab governor.

To this, CJ Bhatti further grilled Advocate Nadeem. He said that the Constitution also stated that the resignation should be in handwriting, so if there is a chief minister who does not know how to write and if he comes with a typed resignation then what would you say about the acceptance of the resignation?

 

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