Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday resumed the crucial hearing on the dismissal of a no-confidence vote against embattled Prime Minister Imran Khan through a ruling by the deputy speaker of the National Assembly and the subsequent dissolution of Parliament by the president.
A five-judge bench of the Pakistan Supreme Court has delivered a unanimous verdict, terming the National Assembly Deputy Speaker’s decision to dismiss the no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan government as “unconstitutional”.
The bench has ordered the reinstatement of the National Assembly in contravention of President Arif Alvi’s decision to dissolve the lower house of Pakistan’s Parliament. In addition, opposition parties have been granted permission to hold the no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan government.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has also declared the order of fresh elections as “null and void”.
Imran Khan on Thursday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will accept any verdict of the Supreme Court on the dismissal of the no-confidence motion brought against his government by the opposition in the country’s National Assembly.
Citing sources, news agency ARY reported that Imran Khan sought legal counsel ahead of the announcement of the verdict.