Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to file a petition for review in the Supreme Court against No-confidence motion

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to file a review petition against the decision of the Supreme Court to restore the no-confidence motion.

According to media reports, the government has decided to approach the Supreme Court to review the April 7 decision of a five-member bench of the Supreme Court against the rejection of the opposition’s no-confidence motion and the rolling of the deputy speaker.

Dr. Babar Awan and Mohammad Azhar Siddique Advocate reached the Supreme Court to file the petition but the petition could not be filed due to time-lapse.

It should be noted that the petition seeks that Article 69 is part of the Constitution, the Supreme Court cannot take over the powers of the Assembly, the decision of the Supreme Court on April 7 should be suspended and the National Assembly should be allowed to function in accordance with the rules.

Supreme Court decision

The apex court’s larger bench in an eight-page summary judgment quashed the Deputy Speaker’s April 3 rolling order and the Prime Minister’s recommendation to dissolve the National Assembly while dismissing the President’s order to dissolve the Assembly. Restored as

The Supreme Court directed to convene a meeting of the National Assembly on April 9, 2022, at 10 am to continue the no-confidence motion and directed that if the no-confidence motion is successful then the National Assembly should elect a new Prime Minister If Imran Khan continues his work as the Prime Minister, all the members including the Speaker are bound to implement the decision.

The summary judgment states that Article 63A will not be affected by the judgment of the court, the government can in no way prevent members from voting. The decision of the Supreme Court said that the Prime Minister was not qualified to dissolve the Assembly, therefore the House should be restored to its old status and the Speaker should convene again on Saturday. If the no-confidence motion is successful, the election of a new Prime Minister should be held immediately.

According to the court decision, Imran Khan was restored as the Prime Minister while his cabinet members were also reinstated, as well as his aides and advisers.

 

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