Pak Political Crisis: The Supreme Court of Pakistan will deliver its decision tonight at eight o’clock Indian time in the matter of dismissing the no-confidence motion by the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and subsequently dissolving the Parliament. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandiyal on Thursday said it is clear that the April 3 decision of National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri, which rejected the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, was wrong. .
During the hearing of the fourth day, Chief Justice Bandiyal pointed out that prima facie the arrangement given by the Deputy Speaker in the House is violative of Article 95 of the Constitution.
“The real question is what happens next,” Bandial said, adding that now PML-N’s lawyer and Pakistan’s Attorney General (AGP) Khalid Javed Khan will guide the court on how to proceed.
‘We have to look after the national interest’
The Chief Justice said, “We have to look at the national interest.” He said the court will deliver the verdict today. He made the remarks as a five-judge bench headed by CJP Bandyal, comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel, Justice Muneeb Akhtar and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail, heard the matter today. Earlier on Wednesday, the hearing was adjourned for a day.
Supreme Court security beefed up
The eyes of the whole of Pakistan are fixed on this decision. Security has been beefed up in the Supreme Court premises. Police deployment is visible outside the top court in television footage.
this is the case
Significantly, the Supreme Court of Pakistan is hearing the matter of dismissal of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan in the National Assembly and the President’s assent to dissolve the House on the recommendation of Khan. The Supreme Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the matter. National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri on Sunday rejected the no-confidence motion, citing it being linked to a so-called foreign conspiracy to topple the government. A few minutes later, President Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly on the advice of Prime Minister Khan.
what will be the effect of the decision
The court decision will decide not only the fate of the no-confidence motion, but also the dissolution of the National Assembly and the upcoming elections. Experts said if the verdict favors Khan, elections will be held within 90 days, and if the court decides against the deputy speaker, the Parliament session will be called again and a no-confidence motion will be brought against Khan.
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