Following the Deputy Speaker’s rejection of the no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan in the National Assembly and the president’s subsequent dissolution of the assembly, Pakistan’s Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial has taken suo motu notice of the situation.
According to a statement released by the Supreme Court’s spokesperson, the Chief Justice has taken suo motu notice of the current situation.
The Supreme Court has summoned Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, as well as the judicial staff. The Chief Justice had previously been reported to have invited other judges to his home for consultation.
PPP lawyers have also filed a petition in the Supreme Court. Shahbaz Khosa, an attorney, will file a petition to stop the Speaker from rolling. Bilawal Bhutto and Nayyar Bukhari, according to Shahbaz Khosa, have filed the petition.
The Supreme Court must decide whether or not the hearing will take place today. Senator Farooq Naik and Raza Rabbani are preparing the petition, which will be sent to the Supreme Court’s Registrar’s Office today, according to Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar.
Earlier in the NA, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives rejected the joint opposition no-trust motion against the Prime Minister, calling it unconstitutional. President Arif Alvi later dissolved the National Assembly on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan.