Supreme Court dismisses no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan calling it “unconstitutional”. The court has ordered reconstitution of national assembly and asked the speaker to call a session for no confidence vote against PM Khan at 10 am on Saturday.
If Imran Khan still loses, then he will be the first Prime Minister to be removed by no-trust vote in history. Two other Prime Ministers who were removed by no-trust vote had resigned before the voting session. But PM Khan has denied to resign saying that he will “play till the last ball”.
Known as a loyalist to Imran Khan, Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri on Sunday had dismissed no-confidence against the Prime Minister calling it “unconstitutional” and also hinted at security issues as Mr Khan’s supporters came out on streets.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister had called for a fresh elections and asked the President to dissolve the assembly. However, the Election Commission said that elections cannot be held before October.
Terming the move “unconstitutional”, the Opposition parties had challenged the Speaker’s decision in the Supreme Court.
Taking the Deputy Speaker’s “unconstitutional” remark, the Opposition had moved to Supreme Court.
As per Article 58 of Pakistan’s Constitution, a National Assembly cannot be dissolved if there is no-confidence motion against the ruling government.