Plea against Punjab PA dissolution dismissed.

LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Friday sustained objections of the registrar office and dismissed a 'public interest' petition by a citizen challenging the proposed dissolution of the Punjab Assembly by Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi apparently on the instructions of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

The office objected that the petitioner had no locus standi to agitate the matter nor he furnished an attested copy of the advice sent by the chief minister to the governor for the dissolution of the assembly.

Justice Shahid Karim took up the petition as an 'objection case', sustained the objections of the office and dismissed the petition. Petitioner Salman Khalid Cheema, also a lawyer, submitted through his counsel that it was apparent that the decision of the chief minister to dissolve the assembly was being dictated by the PTI chairman and was not his (CM) own independent view.

He said the dissolution of an assembly relates to a critical constitutional question as it involves the demolition of an important organ of the state. 'And this is particularly crucial when the dissolution is...

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