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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.
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.
CJP Umar Ata Bandial on Wednesday observed the Supreme Court has to come in to protect the Constitution if the system was weak, adjourning the hearing of the reference on interpretation of the defection clause till April 4.
The PTI has governed over the Punjab province with a hairline majority. Should its disgruntled ally PML-Q side with the opposition, CM Buzdar stands a real chance of losing the no-confidence vote
AG tells SC that his case for lifetime disqualification rests on linking clause on qualification of parliamentarians with that of defection clause Munizae Jahangir reports on what happened inside the courtroom
Hearing a reference on Article 63A, CJP Umar Ata Bandial on Thursday observed that it would be contemptuous not to count a vote cast in a no-confidence motion against the prime minister, adding that the real question before the court was how long a member of National Assembly could be disqualified for defection.
Members of the National Assembly would face no hindrance in attending the no-confidence session requisitioned by the opposition parties, the Attorney General assured the Supreme Court on Monday.
The Supreme Court will hear a presidential reference about its opinion about whether parliamentarians could be slapped with lifetime disqualification over defection under the Constitution on March 24.
Voicepk.net explores various scenarios in case the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran is passed and he ceases to hold office.