Sunday Apr 03, 2022
Following the "surprise" by the PTI-led government, the Opposition parties leaders rejected the move, intending to challenge the matter in the Supreme Court.
Reacting to the development, Leader of the Opposition in the NA Shahbaz Sharif declared PM Imran Khan a "traitor of democracy."
He said that Article 5 that the government used to declare the no-trust motion "unconstitutional" says that the Constitution should be followed under any circumstances.
"Imran Niazi and his supporters openly violated the Constitution but they will be caught under Article 6 of the Constitution," Shahbaz said.
Article 6 of the Constitution will apply to PM Imran Khan and the NA speaker, he added.
"Currently, there is no government in the country, instead it is occupied by a group of violators of the Constitution."
Shahbaz went on to say that it was proved in the House that "Imran Niazi" lost.
"Imran Niazi has pushed the country in anarchy but the Chief Justice of Pakistan can save the country from going into crisis."
He said that the Opposition will fulfill its Constitutional obligation to protect the country from Constitutional violation by taking the matter to the Supreme Court.
He hoped that the apex court will ensure the rule of law.
Sharing his take on the situation, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said that the joint Opposition has complete numbers not only that they had the majority.
“The ruling given by the deputy speaker is “unconstitutional” and has manipulated the laws of the Constitution,” he said, adding that according to the Constitution of Pakistan voting is to be held today.
Bilawal said that the punishment for breaking the Constitution is clear.
The politician said that the joint Opposition has decide to stage a sit-in in the National Assembly till our constitutional right is not given.
He said that the Opposition will go to the Supreme Court right now seeking a vote of no-confidence today.
"Prime minister cannot dissolve the assembly after the no-trust motion is submitted against them [...] has to face the no-confidence."
Meanwhile, members of the PM Imran Khan-led government also poured in some reactions.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill said that the elections will be held through electronic voting machines (EVMs).
“Overseas Pakistanis will now be able to cast their vote in the election,” he said, adding that elections will not be held without the EVMs.
Congratulating the nation, he said that now the people will decide whether they support traitors or the captain.
Moreover, PTI leader Fayazul Hassan Chohan said that the entire country is celebrating at the moment.
"Decisions of honor and disgrace are made in the heavens," Chauhan said.
He further stated that those who left the party at night came back to us in the morning.
"The disgruntled Jahangir Tareen group members will also return by April 6.
He said that the PTI government wants good links with United States, India, and European Union but doesn't want to do anything by selling the country's honour.