On Saturday, Punjab Governor Omar Sarfaraz Cheema rejected Usman Buzdar’s resignation as chief minister, putting the oath-taking of newly elected CM Hamza Shahbaz Sharif in jeopardy once more.
The news comes after the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday ordered the National Assembly speaker to swear in Punjab Chief Minister-elect Hamza Shahbaz.
The governor stated in his letter to Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi that the Buzdar’s resignation did not meet constitutional conditions.
According to Cheema, Usman Buzdar addressed the letter to the prime minister rather than the governor, which is a violation of Article 130 sub-section 8 of the Constitution.
“The resignation was not addressed to the governor, which was unconstitutional and so rejected,” according to the statement.