Supreme Court nullifies deputy speaker’s ruling for turning down vote of no confidence

April 07, 2022 (MLN): Supreme Court of Pakistan today has nullified the National Assembly deputy speaker ruling for turning down the vote of no confidence and dissolution of the National Assembly by the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

As per the verdict announced by Supreme Court, the ruling of the Deputy speaker on a no-confidence vote against the PM is unconstitutional. Supreme Court has rejected the dissolution of the National Assembly and gave the ruling and restored National Assembly.

Furthermore, Prime Minister along with National Assembly has been reinstated to their designated posts. The court has also ordered National Assembly to summon its session on April 09, 2022, i.e on Saturday for voting on the no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Meanwhile, it is important to note that as per the sources from Islamabad, all five judges voted unanimously 5-0 against the deputy speaker's ruling.

To recall, on April 3, Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial had taken a suo moto notice of the constitutional crisis that erupted after National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri rejected a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, terming it a contradiction of Article 5 of the Constitution. While the Opposition said it was a blatant violation of the Constitution.

A five-member bench headed by CJP Bandial and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel, Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail heard the case.


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Posted on: 2022-04-07T20:32:27+05:00