Tuesday, October 4, 2022

New Punjab CM’s Hamza Shahbaz Swearing Ceremony Postponed Again

The oath-taking ceremony of new Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz postponedĀ once more, despite the fact that all preparations have been finished at the Governor House today.


In the wake of the illness of Punjab Governor Omar Sarfraz Cheema, the newly elected chief minister of Punjab, Hamza Shahbaz, has been forced to postpone his oath-taking ceremony yet again.

All decoration work for 200 guests has been completed, with tents and furniture being set up in the Governor House in preparation for the oath-taking ceremony of the new Punjab Chief Minister, which will have to take place at 4:00 p.m. Initially, 600 people were scheduled to attend, but that number was eventually decreased to 200 people.

The ceremony has been postponed yet again due to the fact that the Punjab governor has been admitted to the hospital due to his deteriorating health.

A previous allegation by the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) indicated that Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani would administer Hamza’s oath today. Staff members at the Governor’s House were on high alert in preparation for the occasion.

Governor Omar Sarfraz Cheema is ill and has been admitted to Lahore’s Services Hospital for treatment. The governor has complained of diarrhea and is currently receiving treatment at the hospital, according to the medical facility’s manager of records.

Read Also: Hamza Shehbaz will take the oath of Punjab CM today

In a verdict issued on Friday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered President Arif Alvi to appoint another official to give the oath to Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shehbaz after Governor Omar Sarfraz refused to deliver the oath.

After ruling that the governor could not refuse to give the oath to the chief minister-elect, the court further decided that the president should choose a different person to deliver the oath to Hamza Shehbaz.

The court further ordered that a copy of the ruling be sent to the president in order for the directives to be implemented within 24 hours.

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