Ch Pervez Elahi moves LHC against governor order to denotify him as CM


Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Chaudhry Pervez Elahi has challenged governor Punjab Balighur Rehman order to denotify him as CM Punjab in Lahore High Court (LHC).

The court has constituted a larger bench to hear the petition.
A 9-page petition has been filed by Chaudhry Pervez Elahi in LHC making governor, speaker Punjab Assembly (PA) Sibtain Khan, government of Punjab and chief secretary respondents.

The petitioner has taken plea in the petition that governor has not written any letter to Chief Minister (CM) Punjab to seek vote of confidence. The letter was written to speaker PA and not CM.
It was further pleaded that governor cannot summon second session of assembly when the current session was in place. Governor is not authorized to denotify CM unconstitutionally.
Petition has been filed by Chaudhry Pervez Elahi under article 199 of the constitution wherein it has been stated governor Punjab misinterpreted sub secition-7 of article-130 of the constitution .Governor Punjab denotified CM Punjab by misusing his powers.

According to petition governor has no authority to appoint CM , therefore, he has no authority to remove CM. Governor removed CM illegally due to his dispute with the speaker PA. How the CM can obtain vote of confidence unless speaker summons session for vote of confidence.

It has been requested in the petition the court should nullify the notification of governor Punjab.

The petition has been filed through Aamir Saeed Ran counsel for Chaudhry Pervez Elahi.
On the lawyers plea Chief Justice (CJ) LHC has constituted a larger bench under Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh. The other members of the bench are Justice Chaudhry Muhammad Iqbal, justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh, justice Farooq Haider and Justice Muzammil Akhtar Shabbir.