President Dr. Arif Alvi on Monday rejected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s advice to remove Punjab Governor Omar Sarfraz Cheem from his post. office.
“The President also stressed that he is committed to upholding the provisions of Constitution of Pakistan in these difficult times and flatly rejected the advice of in prime minister remove the governor of Punjab,” the presidential secretariat said in a statement.
in first Prime Minister Shahbaz sent resume to President on On April 17 he recommended the name of Makhdum Ahmad Mahmud of the PPP as Governor of the Punjab. However, when President Alvey returned this summary after for 15 days without a decision, the prime minister re-approved the council on Saturday asking for Removal of Chima and appointment of PML-N supporter from Bahawalpur, Baligur Rehman.
Alvi handed over prime minister that the governor cannot be removed without his approval and will continue to “keep office during the pleasure of the president” in conformity with point 3 of Article 101 of Constitution.
“He wrote that the incumbent governor cannot 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,” the statement said.
President Alvi emphasized the constitutionality of the governor role and said he sent a report on proceedings against the chief ministerelections in Punjab Assembly, which raised questions regarding the legitimacy of The resignation of Usman Buzdar from the post of the head of the province and the change of IPA loyalty.
“The president emphasized the need for the incumbent governor to should continue to stay to encourage and promote a healthy and clean democratic system when members are not coerced or bribed into an unlawful change, and section 63A of The constitution specifically discouraged such activities,” the press release said. added.
Previously in On the same day, Interior Minister Rana Sanaulla stated that the president follow in prime minister’s advice and any deviation from them would be unconstitutional.
He said the presidency was symbolic. office in parliamentary democracy and had no veto power power”. “The presidency is not the secretariat of PTI. Don’t be Imran Khan’s slave [and] follow Constitution,” Sanaulla said.