Justice Mohammad Khalid Mehmood Khan of Lahore High Court on Tuesday overruled an objection raised on a petition, challenging the oath of LHC Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed administered by Punjab Governor Latif Khosa and admitted it for hearing.
Earlier, the LHC registrar office had raised objection that the petition was not maintainable as he the petitioner Advocate Afaq Ahmed was not the grieved person. Justice Khan heard the matter as objection case and removed the objections.
Afaq argued that being the citizen of Pakistan he has every right to move the case but he failed to satisfy the court and sought more time for arguments. On his request, Justice Khan allowed him one weak to prepare his case. The court will resume the hearing on November 28.
Afaq submitted that case against appointment of Mr Khosa as governor and the acquittal of Shahbaz Sharif in a police encounter was pending before the court and both personalities were present in oath-taking ceremony.
He had further pointed out portraits of President Asif Ali Zardari and Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, exhibited in the ceremony. He said another case pertaining to holding of political office by the President was also pending in the LHC while Bhutto was convicted by the court. Afaq pleaded that under such situation Justice Azmat Saeed should have not taken oath administered by the Punjab governor.
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