The Supreme Court of Pakistan has declared the ruling of deputy speaker Qasim Khan Suri null and void and restored the National Assembly.
During the hearing on Thursday, the Supreme Court declared the government’s decision to dissolve the assembly and NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri’s ruling against the Constitution of Pakistan.
The apex court has said that the Prime Minister didn’t have the right to advise the president to dissolve the assembly. The court said that all the decisions made till date have been nullified.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered NA Speaker Asad Qasier to summon the session on Saturday (April 9) at 10am to allow the vote on the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister. The top court said if the no-confidence motion against the prime minister succeeds, then the assembly will appoint the new Prime Minister.
The verdict has been announced by five-member larger bench — headed by Justice Bandial and comprising Justice Muneeb Akhtar, Justice Aijazul Ahsan, Justice Mazhar Alam, and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhel.