Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former Punjab Governor Omar Sarfraz Cheema has claimed that he is still constitutionally the governor.
Speaking at a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, Omar Sarfraz Cheema called a sham election for the post of Punjab Chief Minister.
He accused the former governor of Punjab of accepting the resignation of Usman Bazdar unconstitutionally.
There are currently two chief ministers in the province.
Omar Sarfraz Cheema warned, “I am not Usman Bazdar who will remain silent even after leaving office.”
He also said that vehicles and security have been withdrawn from them.
According to him, “as long as I am sitting, I will continue to exercise my authority and responsibility.”
Referring to the political situation in Punjab province, Omar Sarfraz Cheema said that mistakes were being made on Lati and foolishness was being done on her.
He also said that there was no provision in the constitution for the Speaker of the National Assembly to take oath from the Chief Minister.
According to him, the constitutional crisis in Punjab has become more serious, it is politely requested that Punjab should not be made a joke.
Former Punjab Governor Omar Sarfraz Cheema was removed from office on May 9.
The notification of the Cabinet Division said, “Following the completion of the day of summary of removal of the Governor of Punjab, the Governor of Punjab has been de-notified in accordance with the Constitution and Rules.”
The notification further said, “Until the appointment of a new governor, the Speaker of the Punjab Assembly will be the acting governor as per the constitution.”
Earlier, President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi had rejected the advice of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif to remove the Governor of Punjab. Omar Sarfraz Cheema was appointed after the removal of former governor Chaudhry Sarwar and he refused to take oath after Hamza Shahbaz became the chief minister after the fall of PTI government.