ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi on On Saturday, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif asked to reconsider his advice on the appointment. of a new governor, since Omar Sarfraz Cheema “still occupies office” and “it is not possible to offer new meeting” of Governor of Punjab.
The President reacted to the summary of the Prime Minister on the appointment new governor after Chima was de-notified by the Cabinet following a dispute over power between the two highest offices of country to appoint a governor.
Omar Sarfaraz Cheema, a PTI supporter, was named governor after Mohammad Sarwar was fired at his peak. of political crisis last month. He triggered constitutional crisis in province when he refused to take the oath Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shehbaz.
However, NA Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf swore in the head minister on directions of High Court of Lahore.
In his response to prime Council to appoint Balighur Rehman as governor, President Alvi today confirmed that Cheema still holds the post of governor. office.
“The Governor is office during the pleasure of President” as provided for in Article 101 (2) of Constitution, President Alvi said, referring to an earlier communication from the Presidential Secretariat dated May 9, 2022.
He said that the current circumstances required that the incumbent governor should continue to hold this position.
The president also with reference to the letter dated 23 April 2022 from the Governor of Punjab and the report dated 4 May 2022, in it was emphasized that the change in loyalty of members of Punjab Assembly during elections of Main minister of Punjab and paving stones of most by illegal means caused severe management problems in province, and also violated Article 63-A of Constitution.
“Principal position of the governor was acquitted by a recent statement of Supreme Court of Pakistan on May 17, 2022 on Link #1 of 2022 proposed by the President of Pakistan,” the Presidential Secretariat said in a statement.
He stressed that the position of Omar Sarfaraz Chima was added decision of election Committee of Pakistan (EKP), on May 20, 2022, statement of defection and change of allegiance. of 25 members of Punjab Provincial Assembly (MPA) in elections of Chief minister Punjab as “worst form of betrayal of the electorate and partyx policy”.
He claimed that the 25 defecting MPA ceased to be members of Punjab Assembly, according to ECP decision.
President Alvi ‘categorically rejects’ PM Shehbaz’s advice
On May 9, President Arif Alvi categorically rejected Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s advice to remove Punjab Governor Omar Sarfaraz Cheem from office office.
According to the President’s Secretariat, President Alvi handed over prime minister that the Governor of the Punjab cannot be removed without his approval.
“Referring to paragraph 3 of Article 101 of of the Constitution, he stated that “the governor shall conduct office during the pleasure of president,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, in statement, the president stated that the incumbent governor could not be removed since there were no charges of misconduct or conviction by any court of law or of any act done by him contrary to the Constitution of Pakistan.
“This is [is my] duty as a leader of The state represents unity of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in terms of Article 41 of Constitution,” the president told the prime minister.
give another reason for rejecting prime minister on the advice, he stated that he was convinced that the elimination of the governor would be “unjust and against norms of justice.”