LHC’s verdict to end constitutional crisis in Punjab: Hamza

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz has hailed the Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict on election of Punjab chief minister, saying that the decision will end the three-month-long constitutional crisis in the province.

In a statement, Hamza Shehbaz said his party would respect the court’s decisions, ordering the re-counting of votes for the election of Punjab’s chief minister held on April 16.

The Punjab Chief Minister further said that the opposition parties pushed the province into a constitutional crisis for thier own interest. “The citizens had to bear the brunt of this constitutional crisis,” he said, adding: “It is my responsibility to provide relief to the citizens.”

The PML-N leader hoped that the Lahore High Court’s order will prove to be good omen for the people of Punjab. “Those who violated the constitution and the law are still against the LHC’s decision,” he added.

Earlier in the day, the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered a recount of votes in election of Hamza Shahbaz as chief minister of Punjab, in a landmark verdict.



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