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‘Sacked’ AGP asks SC to take suo motu notice of his removal

Sources say PTI has decided to move LHC against removal of Ahmed Awais

Ahmed Awais, who was sacked from the office of Punjab advocate general by the provincial government, said on Tuesday that the country’s constitution was under “attack”.

Addressing a press conference at his office, the urged the authorities concerned not to violate the constitution.

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He also raised questions over the election of Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz, saying that what happened inside the provincial assembly was known to everyone. He added the election of the Punjab CM was held inside the gallery of the provincial assembly.

He pointed out that it was the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which termed the resignation of Sardar Usman Buzdar “constitutional”.

The sacked AGP said that the country was passing through a sensitive period. He said that everyone should work for the supremacy of the constitution

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“I will ask the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo motu notice for the supremacy of the constitution,” he announced.

Talking about the removal of the Punjab governor, Ahmed Awais said that police had taken control of the Governor’s House.

He went on to say that the president’s order was violated as he had clearly stated that the governor would remain in office. He stated that the federal government can only give advice to the president regarding the removal of the governor.

“It is the president, who has the powers to remove any governor.”

He said that Prime Minister Shehbaz had taken an oath to protect the construction, but he failed to do so.

“I cannot be removed on the whim of any chief executive,” said Ahmed Awais, terming his removal unlawful.

He called Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif “fascist” and added that he was not able to hold any public office.

According to sources, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had decided to challenge the removal of the advocate general in the Lahore High Court.

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