Constitutional crisis: SC to resume hearing on suo moto notice today
Supreme Court will resume the hearing on case against Deputy Speaker’s ruling today (Wednesday).
Hearing the case yesterday, the Supreme Court remarked that the appointment of the caretaker government was stalled due to the case.
According to the details, Raza Rabbani while initiating the arguments said that the statement of the Election Commission has come in the media that elections are not possible in three months. Efforts are being made to complete the arguments today and come to a conclusive decision.
The Chief Justice said that we also want a speedy decision but after hearing the views of all parties.
Raza Rabbani said that the court has to see to what extent the parliamentary proceedings are exempted. What happened can only be described as civilian martial law. The system automatically created its own alternative, which is unconstitutional.
The PPP leader said the no-confidence motion could not be ended without a vote. Voting was required under Article 95. I have referred to six articles of the Constitution in this regard.
Raza Rabbani argued that it was wrong for the Deputy Speaker to call the opposition members traitors without any evidence. The Deputy Speaker did not take action under the Constitution. There was also a no-confidence motion against the speaker.
PML-N lawyer argued that the court should look into the no-confidence motion. The no-confidence motion was filed to remove the Prime Minister. The movement took the position that the Prime Minister had lost the majority.
Makhdoom Ali Khan said that Shahbaz Sharif had moved a no-confidence motion under the Rules of Business of the Assembly. When the Speaker voted for the resolution, more than 161 members voted in favor of the no-confidence motion.
PML-N counsel argued that the Deputy Speaker had given permission to present the resolution. The March 31 meeting was adjourned until April 3 without any action.
The Chief Justice said that at present we are looking at the constitution and law.
After concluding the arguments of all the petitioners, the Chief Justice remarked that they should inform what kind of motions Parliament can pass. The want to compare all movements.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial said that they could not interfere in the proceedings of Parliament. There is a lot of respect for Parliament. In the past, the court has interfered in parliamentary proceedings on unconstitutional steps.
Government lawyers requested that the hearing be adjourned until April 6.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan said that the hearing could not be completed today, an attempt is being made to pronounce the verdict tomorrow after which the Supreme Court adjourned the hearing of the case till April 6.
A five-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial heard the case.