Supreme Court restores National Assembly, Cabinet

The Supreme Court has declared the ruling by the deputy speaker unconstitutional and ordered the restoration of National Assembly and the Cabinet.

A short order signed by all five members of Supreme Court larger bench headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial set aside the ruling given by the Deputy Speaker on the floor of the House on April 3 regarding the resolution for a vote of no-confidence against the prime minister under Article 95 of the Constitution, declaring it to be contrary to the Constitution and the law, and of no legal effect.

It declared that the National Assembly was in existence at all times, and continued to remain and be so. The apex court ordered for the session of the National Assembly to reconvene on Saturday morning to proceed with the vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister.

The order declared that the resolution was pending and subsisting at all times, and continued to so remain pending and subsisting. It said that the session cannot be adjourned till the conclusion of the no-trust motion against the Prime Minister.

The prime minister, federal ministers, ministers of state, advisers etc. stand restored to their respective offices as on April 3.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Supreme Court restores National Assembly, Cabinet

The Supreme Court has declared the ruling by the deputy speaker unconstitutional and ordered the restoration of National Assembly and the Cabinet.

A short order signed by all five members of Supreme Court larger bench headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial set aside the ruling given by the Deputy Speaker on the floor of the House on April 3 regarding the resolution for a vote of no-confidence against the prime minister under Article 95 of the Constitution, declaring it to be contrary to the Constitution and the law, and of no legal effect.

It declared that the National Assembly was in existence at all times, and continued to remain and be so. The apex court ordered for the session of the National Assembly to reconvene on Saturday morning to proceed with the vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister.

The order declared that the resolution was pending and subsisting at all times, and continued to so remain pending and subsisting. It said that the session cannot be adjourned till the conclusion of the no-trust motion against the Prime Minister.

The prime minister, federal ministers, ministers of state, advisers etc. stand restored to their respective offices as on April 3.

Source: Radio Pakistan