SC verdict buries narrative of foreign conspiracy: Azam Nazir Tarar

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Federal ministers on Thursday said that Supreme Court verdict on Deputy Speaker’s ruling about no-confidence motion has buried the narrative of foreign conspiracy to oust the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar, while addressing a press conference along with Qamar Zaman Kaira, said that Supreme Court has declared dissolution of National Assembly by president as unconstitutional and Deputy Speaker of National Assembly gave the ruling with malafide intent. The verdict has exposed true face of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, he added.

The minister further said that Imran Khan put entire country on stake just to save his rule.

It merits mention, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued detailed judgement in suo moto notice case on ruling by the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly under Article 5 of the Constitution qua voting on No-confidence Motion against the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

A five-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail had announced a short order on April 07, 2022 on ruling passed on April 03, 2022 by the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly on No-confidence Motion.

The court, in its ruling, disposed of the suo motu proceedings and the related constitution petitions and termed since the ruling and detailed reasons of the deputy speaker and the advice of the PM to the President to dissolve the NA have been declared unconstitutional and the dissolution of the NA by the President had no legal effect.

“The NA stands restored with immediate effect (in fact it is deemed to have been in existence at all times).

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