As part of the ongoing war of words between the government and the opposition over the no-confidence motion, the incumbent govt and opposition parties have agreed to work together to bring down political temperatures in the run-up due to meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Islamabad.
The Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation will meet in Islamabad on March 22-23. The event has been confirmed by the foreign ministers of 48 countries, who will be in attendance.
According to sources familiar with the development, the unified opposition and the administration have agreed on the need to keep the political temperature low until the OIC meeting takes place.
“It was also agreed that political gatherings would be postponed until after the OIC moot,” they continued, adding that only political meetings would take place during the course.
A petition was filed earlier today by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) requesting that the Supreme Court of Pakistan intervene in order to avoid a potential battle between political parties over a no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
A constitutional petition filed before the Supreme Court by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) stated that it was intended to ensure that the process of a no-trust motion was completed in a peaceful manner.
The representative body of lawyers argued in its plea that a no-trust motion is a constitutional way to remove a prime minister under Article 95 of the Constitution and that there is a possibility of a clash between the two sides on the day of the vote on the no-trust motion because of their inflammatory statements on the issue.
During this time, it is important to note that a plea has been filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking to prevent the convening of a public rally in Islamabad’s Red Zone.