Plea filed against no-trust vote in Pakistan SC

Islamabad, April 2 : A petition was filed in the Pakistan Supreme Court on Saturday seeking suspension of proceedings on no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to Dawn, the petitioner, Naeemul Hassan, said the members of the Parliament were “acting on the instigation of foreign hostile countries acting against the polity and integrity of Pakistan” and had “conspired, conceived and hatched a move in the form of a no-confidence motion before the National Assembly of Pakistan to oust a lawfully elected Federal Government”. While the PM had taken various measures to restore normalcy in the country, the opposition had been “aiding and assisting extremism in the country,” he claimed. He said that the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) was one of the “greatest beneficiaries of the Afghan war” and the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) was involved in “massive corruption” led by former PM Nawaz Sharif’s family. “It has colluded with terrorist organisations and personalities like Osama Bin Laden,” he added. The petitioner claimed that the “threat letter” was an “ill motivated conspiracy of the respondent political parties”. He urged the SC to declare the no-confidence resolution as tainted, mala fide and utterly without jurisdiction” and suspend the proceedings. The opposition had filed a no-confidence motion last month in the National Assembly. The voting will be held in the House on April 3 to decide the fate of Imran Khan’s government. RNJ

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