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Rejection of no-confidence movement in opposition to Imran Khan an assault on Parliament, democracy: Pakistan’s Opposition

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The opposition events in Pakistan launched a joint assertion on Thursday saying that the rejection of the no-confidence movement in opposition to Imran Khan was a violation of the Constitution and an assault on Parliament.

Pakistani lawmakers of the united opposition stroll in the direction of the parliament home constructing to solid their vote on a movement of no-confidence to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Islamabad, Pakistan April 3 (Image: Reuters)

Pakistan’s opposition events, in a joint assertion, referred to as the rejection of the no-confidence movement in opposition to Imran Khan by the Deputy Speaker an “attack on Parliament”. The assertion by the Opposition got here days after the Pakistan National Assembly was dissolved and Imran Khan was de-notified because the Pakistan prime minister following a requirement for a no-trust vote within the meeting.

“Rejecting the no-confidence motion [was a violation of the Constitution and] an attack on Parliament. The unconstitutional ruling of the Deputy Speaker is an attack on the basis of democracy,” the joint assertion by the united opposition was quoted by Dunya information in one in every of its information stories on Thursday.


The United Opposition additionally demanded “the immediate repeal of this unconstitutional measure” and motion in opposition to these accountable for “attacking the constitution”.

“Those responsible for attacking the constitution should be identified and given exemplary punishment,” the assertion mentioned.

The United Opposition additionally mentioned Pakistan Constitution Day will likely be noticed on April 8.

“On April 8, Pakistan Constitution Day will be observed across the country. Imams will highlight the sanctity of the constitution in Friday prayer sermons. Rallies will be held in provincial capitals,” the assertion learn.

It additionally mentioned the “protection of Constitution of Pakistan Lawyers Convention” will even be held.


The Pakistan National Assembly (NA) was dissolved on Sunday following political turmoil within the nation. A parliamentary election is more likely to be held in three months.

Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi dissolved the meeting minutes after Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri rejected the no-confidence movement in opposition to the Imran Khan authorities, who had successfully misplaced the bulk within the 342-member decrease home of Parliament.

Later, President Alvi issued an order de-notifying Imran Khan because the prime minister of the nation with fast impact on Sunday night time.

Post-midnight, President Alvi issued one other order asking Imran Khan to proceed as interim prime minister till a “caretaker prime minister” is chosen beneath Article 224 A of Pakistan’s structure.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan continues as Pakistan’s prime minister until President Alvi appoints the caretaker prime minister.