Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday fixed an intra-court appeal by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against Hamza Shahbaz’s oath-taking as Chief Minister Punjab.
As per details, five-member larger bench would be headed by Justice Sadaqat Ali for hearing on Thursday.
Justice Sajid Mahmood had requested Chief Justice to constitute a larger bench for hearing the petition.
PTI members of Punjab Assembly had challenged verdict of court’s single bench asking Speaker National Assembly to take oath from Hamza Shahbaz as CM.
Earlier on April 30, Speaker of National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf administered oath to Hamza Shahbaz on directions of Lahore High Court.
The ceremony, which was held at Governor House in Lahore, was attended by senior leaders of Pakistan Muslim league-Nawaz (PML-N) including Maryam Nawaz and other officials of the party.
Hamza was elected as Punjab’s chief minister on April 16. However, his oath-taking was deferred twice despite the LHC’s directives for not delaying the matter any further.