Imran Khan to continue as the Prime Minister until the appointment of a caretaker, announce President Arif Alvi.
President Arif Alvi announced that Imran Khan will continue in the office of Prime Minister until a caretaker is appointed. The notification was issued on Monday, 4th April. Political unrest was observed as the national assembly was dissolved.
The no-confidence motion was rejected by Qasim Suri, Deputy Speaker. The case was registered as a high profile with the Supreme Court. It was adjourned till Monday.
Imran Khan witnessed a political decline in Pakistan. The opposition claimed that Khan’s governance had a history of mismanagement and misgovernance. This was the basis of their no-confidence motion in Parliament.
On Sunday, the lower house of the parliament passed a no-confidence motion. The same was rejected by Mr Suri. It was followed by an address by PMO Pakistan Imran Khan. He also advised the President to dissolve the National Assembly.
The decision was taken by the President later. Qasim Suri stated that he rejected the no-confidence motion keeping in mind the constitution, article number 5. The PM called for fresh elections as well.
This series of decisions created huge political unrest in the 342 members lower house of the Parliament. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan also issues a notification stating that Khan will continue as PM. This decision was called for until the appointment of a caretaker.
The notification was issued on Monday, 4th April. He notified that the decision was taken according to Article 94 of the Constitution. “Mr. Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi, shall continue as Prime Minister till the appointment of caretaker Prime Minister under Article 224 A (4) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” said Alvi in a tweet.
The case was registered with the Supreme Court as one high profile. The case was taken under the wing of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Ata Bandial. He stated that the dissolution of the National Assembly will be subject to a court’s order.
In addition, all sanctions and decisions taken by the Pm and President in this regard will be subject to the court’s order. The hearing conducted during the weekend comprised of a three-member bench. It was later adjourned for Monday.
The court also issued to all the PM, Deputy Speaker, and all the respondents a notice. The notice called for no “unconstitutional” measures. The Supreme Court is scheduled to decide whether to consider another no-confidence vote. The other option was to organize fresh polls. According to Khan, the latter was likely to take place within three months.
The whole political issue took an abrupt turn after the rejection of the no-confidence motion by Mr Suri. In addition to this, the PM also advised the President to dissolve the Parliament.
According to Salman Akram Raja, a constitutional lawyer, the decision of the Deputy Speaker and the advice of the PM to dissolve the house was unconstitutional. He added that the advice made by Khan was illegal because he was entitled to do so post the no confidence motion.
Khan claimed that there is a possibility of a foreign conspiracy to topple the Pakistan Government. The security around Islamabad has tightened since the issue caught speed.
Published By : Revathy G Sanal
Edited By : Subbuthai Padma