Imran Khan has been tweaked by the Supreme Court. As per the court order, the vote on the no-confidence motion will be held on April 9 and it is almost certain that Imran Khan will go for the chair. This is because the opposition is claiming the support of around 200 of its MPs.
Imran Khan has become a hit wicket in the super over of the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court changed the decision of Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri as unconstitutional in Imran Khan and quashed the no-confidence motion. Also, the court ruled that the decision to dissolve the National Assembly was unconstitutional.
No-confidence motion on March 28
Chief Justice Omar Ata Bandiyal said the no-confidence motion was approved on March 28, but rejected by the vice president on April 3, which was unconstitutional. He also said that President Arif Alvi’s decision to dissolve the National Assembly on the advice of PM Imran Khan was unconstitutional.
On April 3, before the vote on the no-confidence motion, the deputy speaker had adjourned the hearing for four days.
After this the President dissolved the assembly on the advice of Imran. The Supreme Court heard the political crisis in Pakistan. After four days of hearing, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court gave the verdict 5-0. Apart from Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandiyal, the bench also included Justice Ejazul Ahsan, Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar, Justice Muneeb Akhtar and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhel. All unanimously declared the decision of the Vice President and the President unconstitutional.
What option does Imran Khan have?
- Imran has no way to save the chair now. Now voting will be held on the motion of no confidence on the order of the Supreme Court.
- If Imran wants, he can resign before voting. But that is not possible. Because Imran is constantly saying that we will fight till the last ball.
- Imran’s resignation is also being considered as the opposition is claiming to have around 200 MPs with them. Imran has also separated 24 MPs of his party Tehreek-e-Insaf.
- Till date, no PM in Pakistan has completed a five-year term. If Imran backs out for the no-confidence motion, he will be the first Pakistani PM to lose his seat in the no-confidence motion.