LAHORE: Governor of Punjab Omar Sarfraz Cheema has urged the armed forces to intervene in the political matters of Punjab. He wrote a letter to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Jawed Bajwa, stating that the army could ease the prevailing political crisis in the province.
In the letter, Mr Cheema expressed his anxiety over the situation in Punjab and called the oath-taking ceremony of Hamza Shehbaz as an illegal act. He added that Hamza misused the power of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif by forcefully occupying the Governor House for the oath ceremony. The PTI MNA said that despite being the governor he was barred from entering the premises.
Earlier, he tweeted that if COAS provided four soldiers and a Subedar he would arrest Hamza and imprison him.
اگر آرمی چیف صاحب مجھے صرف ایک صوبیدار اور چار فوج کے جوان ہی مہیا کردیں
تو میں خود اس غیر آئینی وغیر قانونی جعلساز وزیراعلی کو گرفتار کرواکے جیل میں ڈلواؤں گا انشاءاللہ #GherAiniWazirealaNamanzoor
— Omar Sarfraz Cheema (@OmarCheemaPTI) May 5, 2022
Mr Cheema also called out all the political parties stating that their silence over the issue was disturbing.