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SC Nullifies Deputy Speaker’s Ruling, Orders Voting On No-Confidence Motion Against PM

Supreme Court on Thurdsday while rejecting the ruling of Deputy Speaker of National Assembly rejecting no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan has reinstated the National Assembly and the national assembly must reconvene to hold a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Imran Khan.

A five-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Umer Atta Bandial announced the verdict. While pronouncing the judgement, the CJP said that it was a unanimous decision of all the judges.

The apex court ordered the Speaker National Assembly to summon session of the Lower House of the Parliament on Saturday. The Court remarked that the Speaker cannot postpone session without voting on no confidence motion and ordered for the session of the National Assembly to reconvene on Saturday at 10:30am.

The ruling of the top court said, “The prime minister did not have the right to advise the president to dissolve the assembly […] all the decisions made till date have been nullified.” “…if the no-confidence motion against the prime minister succeeds, then the assembly will appoint the new prime minister,” the top court s order said.