Pakistan President Arif Alvi acting on the advice of Imran Khan dissolved the National Assembly in order to save “selected PM” Imran Khan from certain defeat in the No-Confidence Motion.
The session of the National Assembly was convened under the leadership of Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri. In the beginning of the meeting, Law Minister Fawad Chaudhry termed the resolution as an attempt by a foreign country to change the government in Pakistan. In his address to the National Assembly, Fawad Chaudhry said that the no-confidence motion is presented under Article 95 of the Constitution, but Constitution’s Article 5 mentions that loyalty to the country is the responsibility of every citizen.
Article 5 (1) states that loyalty to the state is the primary duty of every citizen, Art (2) states obedience to the Constitution and the law is an obligation to every citizen, wherever he may be, and everyone who is currently in Pakistan.
“On March 7, one of our ambassadors is [ was ] summoned to an official meeting and he attended the meeting,” said Fawad Chaudhry. The meeting also had ambassadors from other countries, our ambassador was informed that the motion would not move.
He said that no confidence was presented on 8 March and that “our Ambassador told that the relationship of this country with Pakistan depends on the success of this movement. Immediately after Fawad Chaudhry’s objection, the Deputy Speaker addressed the Members of the National Assembly and said that the opposition had moved the No Confidence Motion against the Prime Minister of Pakistan on March 8, 2022.
The no-confidence motion must be in accordance with the law and rules. He said that no foreign power has the right to call down Pakistan’s elected government under conspiracy. “The points raised by the Law Minister are correct, therefore I rule that the no-confidence motion is against the constitution, national sovereignty and independence and I rule that it is against the rules and regulations.” He further said that “in exercise of the powers delegated under Article 3 of Article 54 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, I dismiss the meeting convened on Friday, 25 March 2022”. At the same time, Qasim Suri adjourned the lower house for an indefinite period. Earlier, Maryam Aurangzeb had presented figures in a tweet of 174 MLAs who were supporting the opposition in the no-confidence motion.
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