Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Supreme Court sends notices to the opposition parties

Supreme Court (SC) stated that the ‘procedure shall be carried out in conformity with the Constitution and the law’ in a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

In view of the no-trust vote against the premier, a Supreme Court special bench comprising Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Muneeb Akhtar heard the SCBA petition.

The case was originally set on Monday (March 21) but was moved to ‘urgent hearing’.

A ban on political parties conducting public meetings in Islamabad before voting on the No-Confidence Motion was sought by SCBA President Muhammad Ahsan Bhoon.

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It asked the Supreme Court to restrain state agencies from arresting or detaining MNAs and to stop public gatherings in the federal capital that blocked them from reaching Parliament.

During today’s session, the top judge said that notwithstanding the petition’s political background, the apex court must consider it constitutionally.

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According to sources, government has engaged with the Supreme Court over Article 63(A) of the Constitution. A key priority for the Supreme Court is the maintenance of law and order.

However, we are keeping an eye on things and will take appropriate action if necessary. It was our privilege to observe a situation in which the constitutional right to freedom of expression was denied “The observation was made by CJP.

It happened because some government lawmakers were in Sindh House, and the people have the right to demonstrate, but peacefully.

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Officially, no suo-moto action was taken against the attackers of Sindh House in Islamabad, said Earleri. It asked the Islamabad IG Police to report on the event.

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