On Saturday, the Pakistan Muslim League-N made the decision to appeal the Lahore High Court’s decision to reinstate Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi to the Supreme Court. Sources claim that the development happened when the party’s representatives to the Punjab parliament met Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at his Lahore home.
According to sources, Tariq Basheer Cheema of the Pakistan Muslim League-Q attended the high-level conference where it was decided to dispute CM Elahi’s reinstatement.
Sources revealed that the PML-attorneys N’s also drafted a draught of the petition that would be sent to the Supreme Court in opposition to the LHC’s ruling.
The federal government had earlier urged the nation’s highest court to take note of the current unrest in Punjab and said that the LHC’s ruling did not follow the law. federal ministries Khawaja Saad Rafique, Rana Sanaullah, and Tariq Bashir Cheema had asked the supreme court earlier in the day to take suo motu notice of the deteriorating political situation in Punjab, including the reinstatement of the chief minister.
After consulting with the legal staff, the meeting expressed dissatisfaction with the LHC judgement and resolved to appeal it in the top court, according to sources.
After discussing the case with his legal staff, sources said that PM Shehbaz Sharif also instructed the party leadership to appeal the ruling before the Supreme Court.
The Lahore High Court’s decision to reinstate Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as Punjab chief minister and his cabinet was rejected by interior minister Rana Sanaullah, who was standing to the side of railways minister Khwaja Saad Rafique and federal food security minister Tariq Bashir Cheema. He also urged the Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of the deteriorating political situation in Punjab.
They justified the governor’s notification, saying that when an elected assembly was being disbanded due to someone’s “stubbornness or mean politics,” the governor might ask the chief minister to get the vote of confidence.
Sanaullah declared, “We want the assemblies to finish their constitutional term,” pledging to thwart Imran Khan’s schemes. “If the chief minister has the support, he should seek the trust vote.”
He claimed that although the PTI was trying to destabilise Pakistan, the PDM administration had protected it from becoming bankrupt. Sanaullah also refuted the idea that the federal government was holding off on the elections on purpose. He declared, “We are completely prepared for the elections.”
The provincial government in place should only be given the authority to handle day-to-day activities, the government further urged in a suo motu notice to the Supreme Court.
It is the governor’s responsibility to at least request a vote of confidence, according to Sanaullah, if the assemblies are being dissolved because of someone’s obstinacy and vanity.
Sanaullah added that if the provincial administration dissolves the assembly by taking a vote of confidence, then provincial assembly elections will be held because the current Punjab government lacks the necessary numbers to take the vote of confidence.
Reiterating that the party is fully prepared for the elections, the minister urged that the chief minister call a vote of confidence before calling the assembly to order.
Sanaullah claimed that if the governor wants to dissolve the provincial parliament to appease someone’s ego, he has the constitutional authority to request a vote of confidence from the chief minister.
They wouldn’t allow two provincial assemblies to fall prey to [PTI Chairman] Imran Khan’s conceit, he said. He remarked, “PDM is working to make sure that all the assemblies finish their tenure.
The PML-N leader continued by saying that the PTI and PML-Q would not have retreated from the confidence vote if they had the necessary votes.
Rana claimed that although they gave up their political capital to prevent the nation from going into default, Imran Khan continues to work daily to destabilise the nation.
He continued by saying that they are preparing their candidates for general elections and have no intention of avoiding elections. He continued by saying he had heard PTI was making a Rs. 20 million offer to its alienated MPAs.
Saad Rafique claimed that the LHC’s decision to reinstate Elahi is flawed and does not uphold the principles of justice. He added that no institution could diverge from the Constitution and that the PML-N will probably appeal the ruling. The minister further stated that there is “fear of horse-trading” throughout the court’s allotted 18-day period.
Rafique further stated that the vote of confidence must be taken and that if he skips it, the current Punjabi government will not have a majority in the House.
The current Punjabi administration, he continued, “is not an elected government; it is just based on a stay order.” As constitutional institutions, assemblies, according to the interior ministry, shouldbe treated with respect and not made fun of.
Rafique further stated that their legal team is exploring possibilities for appealing the ruling to the Supreme Court. He continued by saying that Imran wanted to make the same errors that previous parties had made before repenting of them. He declared, “Imran wants the establishment to get involved in politics and support him in regaining power.”
The minister continued by saying that the court had granted total remedy in the form of interim relief, noting that final relief is never granted in the form of interim relief.
The minister stated that it is possible that the LHC’s decision to reinstate Elahi will result in legal, constitutional, and economic issues that will have a significant impact on the province. He asked the supreme court to reconsider the decision and take suo motu notice.
The interior minister said, “The court should have allowed only day-to-day matters under Article 133 in interim relief as there is a worry of horse-trading.”