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Members of the legal fraternity hailed the Supreme Court's decision as the final nail in the coffin for the "doctrine of necessity", and which washes away some past stains on the judiciary's reputation
The Opposition's counsel on Tuesday argued before the Supreme Court that to undermine the no-confidence motion would subvert a parliamentary system of governance, and urged the court to step in to protect the Constitution.
Article 5 of the Constitution relating to loyalty to State and obedience to the Constitution and law cannot be invoked for taking any action as it is of a declaratory nature, according to senior jurists.
President Arif Alvi on Sunday announced dissolution of the National Assembly after Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Qasim Suri dismissed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, plunging the country into a constitutional crisis.