ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Monday (SC) completed hearing into pleas of formation of full court for the hearing of the case of the Punjab chief minister’s election. The decision on the formation of a full court bench will be announced today at 5.30pm. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, and comprising Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar is holding the hearing at the Supreme Court’s room number 1. The court has also ordered the presentation of Ch Shujaat Hussain’s letter in today’s hearing, which prompted the deputy speaker to reject 10 votes cast by PML-Q lawmakers during the Punjab chief minister run-off election. Security around Rend Zone area has been increased Given the significance of the case, which has the potential to shake the echelons of power in Punjab and have repercussions at the Centre, it has been decided to make the Red Zone area security foolproof. The anti-riot force will be deployed as well, and the administration is considering bringing a prisoner’s van and water cannon to deal with any emergency situation. The entry of all political leaders to the Supreme Court has been banned for the hearing on the case related to the election of the Punjab chief minister. On Saturday, the Supreme Court Lahore registry heard Pervaiz Elahi’s petition. The case was heard by a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, led by CJP Bandial and comprised of Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar. During its ruling, the Supreme Court appointed Hamza Shehbaz as trustee chief minister of Punjab until Monday (today), when the court reconvenes to hear the case. The Supreme Court barred Hamza from using his CM powers for political gain. The CJP stated that the deputy speaker’s ruling was prima facie in violation of the Article 63-A verdict. The court summoned the Punjab deputy speaker, who did not appear and was replaced by a lawyer. The court also served notices on Hamza, the attorney general of Punjab, the Punjab advocate general, and the Punjab chief secretary. Coalition govt file plea for full court bench However, following the Supreme Court ruling, the coalition government objected to the three-judge bench, requesting the formation of a full court bench, citing the importance of the case. Today, the coalition government plans to file a petition for the formation of a full bench. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif spoke with PDM Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman about filing a petition for a full court bench. Both leaders vowed to work together to move forward. PML-Q President Ch Shujaat and Maulana Fazl also spoke on the phone about the case. JUI files petition to become party Later, on Monday, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam petitioned the Supreme Court to become a party to the case. During a press conference in Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday, the JUI-F chief stated that he would file a petition with the Supreme Court to become a party in the case. He also requested the formation of a full court of the Supreme Court to hear the petition, echoing the demand of the PDM’s two major parties, the PPP and the PML-N. PPP decides to become party to case Pakistan Peoples Party, on the other hand, has decided to join Pervaiz Elahi’s petition. It has prepared the petition, which will be filed in court shortly. According to the petition, the PPP has lawmakers in the Punjab Assembly, so the court should hear its case. It stated that the PPP supported the constitution and the rule of law. Pervaiz Elahi’s petition Pervaiz Elahi filed a petition with the Supreme Court Lahore registry on Friday night, challenging Hamza Shehbaz’s re-election as the province’s chief minister. In his petition, he asked the court to overturn the deputy speaker’s decision on vote counting during the CM election. He claimed that the deputy speaker did not count the PML-ten Q’s votes because of his illegal and unconstitutional ruling. He insisted that the ruling violated the Supreme Court’s order. According to Pervaiz Elahi, the deputy speaker’s decision violated Article 63-A as well. The petition was filed by PML-Q lawyer Amir Saeed Rawn, and Lahore Registry Deputy Registrar Ejaz Gorayra and other staff rushed to their offices at midnight on Friday. In an address to MPs on Friday night, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhary urged the Supreme Court to open the gates of justice to settle the matter.