ISLAMABAD: Opposition leaders on Thursday celebrated Pakistan’s Supreme Court decision to quash the government’s actions from April 3 to the present.
The top court restored the National Assembly after it declared the government’s decision to dissolve the assembly and NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri’s ruling against the Constitution.
“…the prime minister did not have the right to advise the president to dissolve the assembly […] all the decisions made till date have been nullified,” the top court’s ruling said.
The Supreme Court has ordered National Assembly Speaker Assad al-Qasir to call a meeting at 10am on Saturday (April 9) to allow a vote on the no-confidence motion against the prime minister.
“…if the no-confidence motion against the prime minister succeeds, then the assembly will appoint the new prime minister,” the top court’s order said.
“Democracy is the best revenge! Jiya Bhutto! Jiya Awam! Pakistan Zindabad,” Bilawal said in a tweet as the government’s narrative faced a severe setback following the court’s ruling.
National Assembly opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif said in an interview with the media that the Supreme Court’s decision was in line with the expectations of the masses.
“The Constitution has been saved and Pakistan has been saved through this decision […] the court has upheld its independence and respect,” the Opposition leader said.
He thanked the top court for its unanimous decision to strengthen the parliament and its sovereignty. “We will no fight the battles of economy and politics for the people.”
Addressing the press conference alongside Fazlur-Rehman announced to observe ‘Youm-e-Tashakur’ on Friday after.