Adjournment of today’s session was unconstitutional: Shazia

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Central Information Secretary of PPP-P and member of the National Assembly Shazia Atta Marri has said that the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Qasim Suri has adjourned today’s session of the National Assembly without tabling no-trust motion was an unconstitutional and illegal move of the Deputy Speaker which was serious violation of the constitution of Pakistan.

Marri added that Prime Minister Imran has lost his majority in the National Assembly during the vote of no-confidence against him filled by the opposition and the dissolution of the assemblies on his advice was sheer violation of the constitution of the Pakistan.This she said in a statement issued hereon today.

Shazia Marri said that it was the duty of the Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri to conduct voting on the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister, but he resorted to Article 5 of the Constitution of Pakistan and it was also constitutional responsibility of the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly to conduct voting according to the constitution but he deviated the constitution of Pakistan.

She further said that following the unconstitutional adjournment of the National Assembly session by the Deputy Speaker, a meeting of the National Assembly was convened by the opposition under the chairmanship of Panel of Chairman Ayaz Sadiq and unanimously 194 members of the National Assembly have rejected the rolling of the Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri by passing a resolution under Article 95/4 of the Constitution while 197 members voted in the favor of this resolution.

Ms Marri said that opposition had also submitted a no-trust motion against the Speaker of the National Assembly Asad Qasier in the National Assembly Secretariat despite of it, the National Assembly’s session was adjourned which was totally illegal decision and the advice of the Prime Minister Imran Khan to President Arif Alvi regarding dissolution of the National Assembly after losing the numerical majority in the National Assembly was  absolutely illegal and unconstitutional.

Ms Marri added that Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Qasim Suri, Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi have deviated from  the Constitution of Pakistan which was tantamount to treason with the Constitution of Pakistan.

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