Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Hamza Shehbaz to stay because the “trustee” Punjab province Chief Minister till listening to resumes on Monday, however barred him from utilizing his powers for “political positive aspects” throughout this era.

Shehbaz, the son of Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, on Saturday took oath because the Chief Minister of the Punjab province, a day after he was re-elected to the post by simply three votes amidst excessive drama that sparked protests within the nation and prompted the rival candidate Chaudhry Parvez Elahi to transfer the apex court docket.

A 3-member bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhter took up the case on Saturday.

The court docket after listening to arguments dominated that “Hamza will proceed to work as a trustee chief minister till Monday,” including that he ought to work as per the Constitution and legislation in the course of the time interval, and never use his powers for political positive aspects.

Hamza, 47, was declared the winner within the election although his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) social gathering didn’t have a majority within the Assembly after key by-elections held on July 17.

He managed to retain the post of Punjab Chief Minister by the barest of margins after Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari rejected 10 votes of Elahi’s social gathering Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q), an ally of ousted prime minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), citing Article 63-A of the Constitution.

During the listening to, Justice Bandial remarked that prima facie, the deputy speaker’s ruling was in opposition to the apex court docket’s verdict within the Article 63-A reference.

In the 368-member Punjab Assembly, Hamza’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) acquired 179 votes, whereas Elahi’s social gathering garnered 176 votes.
Ten votes of Elahi’s PML-Q weren’t counted on the pretext that they’d violated the orders of their social gathering chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.

The orders got here below sharp criticism from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), with its vice-president Maryam Nawaz saying the social gathering would not “bow its head” in entrance of “one-sided” choices, alleging that the “home of justice got here below the strain of bullying and threats”.

“It repeatedly makes particular choices by way of the identical bench, negates its personal choices, [and] places all the load in the identical scale,” she tweeted, including that political chaos and instability would consequence with this court docket resolution.

Khan’s social gathering, PTI, is hoping the apex court docket would instruct Deputy Speaker Mazari to embody the ten votes which he had rejected citing Article 63-A of the Constitution, which might pave the best way for Elahi’s appointment because the Punjab province Chief Minister.