Lahore High Court orders opening of Punjab deputy speaker’s office


LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) issued orders on Monday for the opening of the office of the Deputy Speaker of Punjab Assembly, Dost Mazari, on the petitions that challenged the delay in the election of the new chief minister.

During hearing of the petitions, filed by Deputy Speaker Mazari and opposition leader Hamza Shahbaz, LHC Chief Justice Ameer Bhatti directed that the deputy speaker would go to his office, accompanied by the LHC registrar and the assembly secretary.

Chief Justice Bhatti remarked that the advocate general should not speak in the court about the matters that took place inside assembly. The chief justice also clarified that if any member was to be suspended, it would be after the election of the chief minister.

Earlier, the court gave an opportunity to the PML-N and PML-Q to hold consultations on the election of chief minister, however, the talks remained fruitless. Later, the lawyers started arguments on the petitions, which would continue till Tuesday (today).

Sources: Express Tribune

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