No-trust motion against PM Imran Khan unconstitutional: Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri

Apr 3, 2022: The Parliament has dismissed the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan due to “foreign interference”.

The National Assembly deputy speaker dismissed the move against Khan on Sunday, terming it against Article 5 of the Constitution.

Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri Sunday ruled that the no-trust motion against Prime minister Imran Khan is unconstitutional and can not be voted upon.

The ruling from the deputy speaker came after Law Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s statement in the National Assembly that the attempt by the Opposition to topple the PTI government is backed by a foreign power and against the Constitution.

according to Article 5, the “loyalty to the State is the basic duty of every citizen” and “obedience to the Constitution and law is the [inviolable] obligation of every citizen wherever he may be and of every other person for the time being within Pakistan”.

In a speech live on the state-run PTV, Khan said he had advised the president to dissolve the Parliament and call for fresh elections.

On Sunday, ahead of the vote, metal containers blocked roads and entrances to the capital’s Red Zone including the diplomatic enclave, Parliament and other sensitive government installations in the capital.

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