Prison doors will be opened for violators of law: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb Saturday said that the ‘hue and cry’ will not alter the fact that Hamza Shehbaz has finally taken over as the chief minister.

“Alhamdulillah, prison doors will be opened for only those who resorted to hooliganism against the Constitution, parliament and courts,” she said while reacting to the statement of PTI leader Chaudhry Fawad. She said it was possible to listen to a party but “not thugs and violators of the Constitution.”

Hours after PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz was sworn in as the chief minister of Punjab, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry called for immediate termination of the oath, urging the Chief Justice of Pakistan to step the constitutional crisis before it deepens further.

The oath came as Punjab remained deadlocked for weeks over the chief minister’s election controversy which mushroomed into a constitutional crisis and left the political heartland in limbo and with no effective government.

However, it seemed the political actors were in no mood to concede and stop pressing for their competing courses of action to the limit.

“I strongly condemn the illegal occupation of Governor House Lahore. In this regard, the provincial administration has clearly violated the Constitution and the law,” Fawad said in a tweet while demanding immediate termination of the oath.


The former information minister urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) to step in and take notice of the constitutional crisis in Punjab, adding the matter pertaining to the “illegal oath” should be adjudicated upon after listening to all parties.


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