IHC constitutes larger bench to hear former governor Punjab petition against his removal from office


Islamabad High Court (IHC) has constituted a larger bench to hear the petition filed by former governor Punjab Omar Sarfraz Cheema against his removal from governorship.

IHC single bench led by Chief Justice Athar Minallah took up the petition for hearing Friday.

Omar Sarfraz Cheema appeared in the court along with his counsel Dr Babar Awan.

The court directed Babar Awan advocate to come to court after studying Supreme Court decisions in this regard . When he was law minister then this matter had happened.

Babar Awan told the court the matter was different then. And matter at present is different. I will satisfy the court.

The court inquired what are powers of president in what matters and where are they binding on them . It is already settled.

Babar Awan told that the court has raised questions of two kinds on the petition that whatsapp copy of dismissal has not been attached. We could not attach the copy as notification was not given to us. There is another objection that this does not fall in the jurisdiction of court.

The court remarked federation has denotified.

Babar Awan replied there are powers of president and there are his functions.

The court remarked this is parliamentary system and not presidential system.

The court while removing objections over the petition constituted larger bench.

The hearing of the case was adjourned till May 24.