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Omar Sarfaraz Cheema rejects ‘unconstitutional’ notification of cabinet division


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ISLAMABAD:- Omar Sarfaraz Cheema on Tuesday said that he has rejected ‘unconstitutional’ notification of cabinet division regarding his removal as Governor Punjab.

Omar Sarfaraz Cheema, in a statement, said that he will announce his future plan of action after consultations with constitutional experts.

Earlier, Federal Government had de-notified Governor Punjab Omar Sarfaraz Cheema.

The Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab shall perform the function of Governor Punjab as Acting Governor till the appointment of a new Governor, in accordance with Article 104 of the Constitution.

On Monday, President of Pakistan Arif Alvi had rejected the advice sent by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif to sack Omar Sarfaraz Cheema as Governor Punjab.

President Alvi said that the incumbent governor could not be removed as there was neither any allegation of misconduct nor conviction by any court of law or of any act committed by him contrary to the Constitution of Pakistan.

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