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President Alvi ‘strongly rejects’ PM Shehbaz’s advice to remove Punjab governor

(left to right) Punjab Governor Omar Sarfaraz Cheema, President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. — PID/Reuters/File
  • Government appointed Balig-ur-Rehman for governor.
  • President Alvi says it would be unfair to fire the governor.
  • The incumbent governor became the reason problems for PML-N.

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi on Monday flatly rejected Prime Minister Shehbaz 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.

led by Shehbaz government It was last week sent a resume to the president for removal of Chima and appointed Balig-ur-Rehman for in office of governor.

The incumbent governor of Chima called problems for PML-N in Punjab since it was given post Imran Khan during his last days in power. The governor had triggered constitutional crisis after he was denied swearing in Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shehbaz.

Hamza was finally sworn in in after the Lahore High Court ordered NA Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf to swear allegiance to Hamza.

Chima had last week said he would arrest CM Punjab Hamza Shehbaz Sharif if “subedar and four soldiers”and had also asked the chief of Army Headquarters (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in play his “role” in implementation of Constitutional framework in Punjab.

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 like a head 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.”

The President emphasized that it is essential that the Governor continue to fulfill his duties. office to encourage and promote a healthy and clean democratic system, unless members are coerced or bribed into unlawful change, and Article 63(A) of The constitution “did not particularly encourage such activities.”

The President also stressed that he is “committed” to complying with the provisions of Constitution in these “difficult times”.

emphasizing the constitutional role of governor of Punjab, the president said that the governor also sent an earlier accident report in Punjab Assembly, questions regarding reality of resignation of former-CM Punjab Usman Bazdar and deposition of loyalty.

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