Saturday, January 28, 2023

Supreme Court rejects plea to overturn the decision of the NA deputy speaker

The Supreme Court has denied a motion to temporarily halt the decision by Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri on the no-confidence motion in the National Assembly (NA).

An apex court bench comprising Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan, and Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar heard the suo moto notice case on the current situation in Pakistan following the dismissal of a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan by the National Assembly deputy speaker and the resulting dissolution of the National Assembly by President Arif Alvi.

As part of the proceedings, Chief Justice Bandial stated that all orders and actions taken by the prime minister and president in connection with the dissolution of the National Assembly would be subject to the court’s decision.

The top judge stated that the law and order situation in the country should not deteriorate further, and he instructed all political parties to act properly in this regard.

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His position was that no governmental institution should take an unconstitutional action and that no one should try to take advantage of the circumstance. He went on to say that public order must be preserved.

He stated that the court did not want the hearing to be delayed because of Ramadan and that notices should be provided to all political parties involved in the case.

He also asked the interior and defense secretaries to give a briefing to the court on the state of law and order in their respective countries.

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While ordering that the PPP’s request be allowed, the chief justice stated that the court would review the deputy speaker’s conduct in order to determine if they were legal. The court, on the other hand, turned down a plea to temporarily postpone the deputy speaker’s decision.

Justice Bandial stated that Arif Alvi should be included as a respondent in the lawsuit because it was such a significant issue to consider.

It issued notices to Attorney General Khalid Khalid Jawed Khan as well as the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, the Defense Secretary, the Interior Secretary, and representatives from all political parties, and it deferred the case’s hearing until Monday (today).

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