Federal interior minister threatens governor’s rule in Punjab if entry to province restricted

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Wednesday warned to impose the governor's rule in Punjab if its entry into the province was banned.

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At a press conference in Islamabad earlier today, the minister said that banning him from entering the province would be the reason for the imposition of the governor’s rule.

He added that work on the summary to impose the rule had started, which will be released by the ministry of the interior.

“Is it not true that Hamza Shahbaz was elected chief minister with 197 votes?” “However, the Supreme Court’s decision was that the vote of the defectors would not be counted and that Hamza Shahbaz would also be removed from office,” Sanaullah said, referring to the April 16 elections for the provincial chief executive.

In April, Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) filed a petition in the Lahore High Court against its 25 dissenting lawmakers for voting for Hamza.

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Thereafter, the Election Commission of Pakistan deseated 25 MPAs of the PTI following the Supreme Court’s verdict on a presidential reference.

Sanaullah claimed that then 25 votes were subtracted, but the decision to count the votes at the National Assembly was also given by the same SC on Tuesday and that on account of this verdict, the dissidents “have also been restored”.

He went on to say that no one was saying that the judiciary lacks powers and that powers should be given to Parliament. “However, the unbiased judiciary is the fundamental need of every country and every society,” he stressed.

The Minister stated that he was saddened by the media and social media discussion on Tuesday about the decision of the highest court.e

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