ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has declared the Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri’s ruling of dismissing the no-confidence motion unconstitutional. The apex court has also restored the dissolved status of the assemblies.
The court has also ordered the Prime Minister Imran Khan to face the no-confidence voting in the parliament on Saturday. The case was taken on a suo moto basis by the Supreme Court after the Deputy Speaker had dismissed the motion on grounds of Article 5 of the Constitution.
The government had claimed that a foreign conspiracy was being hatched against it.
Mr Khan now faces an uphill battle of getting the government’s house in order which is already struggling after several of its coalition members parted ways with it. In case, he gets voted out, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif is likely to replace him as the prime minister.