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Rejection of No-Confidence Motion: SC resumes hearing of Suo-Moto Notice

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Supreme Court of Pakistan will resume hearing of the Suo-Moto Notice on Monday of the prevailing political situation in the Country.

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Earlier, a three-member bench of the Apex Court comprising the Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar heard the Suo-Moto Notice yesterday and later adjourned the hearing till today.

The Court issued notices to political parties, and interior & defence secretaries.

Today, the five-member larger bench of the Apex Court comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Mainkhel, Justice Munib Akhtar, and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail will hear the case.

The Chief Justice took the Suo-Moto Notice as a result of situation emerged after the Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri rejected the No-Confidence Motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan without holding voting on it.

On Sunday, the Supreme Court rejected a request to suspend the ruling of the Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri regarding the No-Confidence Motion.

However, the Chief Justice ordered that the PPP’s request be accepted. He said that the Court would review the Deputy Speaker’s actions.

During the course of proceedings, the Chief Justice said that all orders and actions initiated by the prime minister and the president regarding dissolution of the National Assembly would be subject to the Court’s order.

Justice Omar Atta Bindiyal said that law and order situation in the Country should not deteriorate, instructing all political parties to act responsibly.

The Chief Justice said that no unconstitutional step should be taken by any state institution and that no one should try to take advantage of the situation. He also ordered the interior and defence secretaries to brief the Court on the law and order situation.

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