PTI to challenge LHC verdict in Supreme Court, confirms Imran Khan.

ISLAMABAD -- PTI Chairman Imran Khan announced on Thursday that the party will approach the Supreme Court tomorrow after the Lahore High Court wrapped up the case against Hamza Shahbaz's election as Punjab's chief minister.

Addressing a seminar in Islamabad, Khan questioned how could Hamza remain the chief minister when the court had agreed that the electoral process through which he came into power was 'flawed'.

In a major development today, the LHC ordered the recounting of the votes of the Punjab chief minister's election, excluding the votes of 25 PTI dissidents, while announcing the verdict on the PTI's pleas challenging Hamza's election as the chief minister.

As per the verdict, Hamza will continue to hold the office of the chief minister if he retains the majority of votes even after excluding the dissidents' votes.

However, the PTI has decided to challenge the LHC's verdict in the apex court to delay the election process.

Punjab Assembly Speaker and PML-Q leader Pervaiz Elahi confirmed that they [PTI and PML-Q] have still not decided to boycott the elections, categorically terming all news circulating regarding the boycott 'fake and baseless.'

Elahi mentioned that a total of 11 PTI members were out of the country and it may take time for them to return.

Sources revealed that five of the PTI assembly members have gone to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, while six of them have gone abroad for some important matters.

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