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Fazl demands action over violation of Constitution

Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Fazlur Rehman has stressed that the opposition could move toward elections once the constitution has been upheld in the country.

The PDM chief’s comments on Monday came after Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri dismissed the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan a day earlier.

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In his press conference, a charged Fazl said in 1988, Balochistan’s Assembly was dissolved but the court restored it. “The court should take action against the recent violation of the Constitution and not delay it.”
Lashing out at the deputy speaker for not taking the opposition’s input while making the decision, the PDM chief censured the president for obeying the prime minister’s directives without asking any questions.

“The entire country has been pushed into a crisis […] our only demand is that the deputy speaker’s ruling is declared illegal,” Fazl said, terming Suri’s decision as “controversial and unconstitutional”.

The PDM chief said the deputy speaker issued a “controversial” decision based on a “controversial letter” as he warned the PTI and the prime minister that the opposition would “not back down”.

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“All of these unconstitutional moves are being made to come into power again illegally,” he said, adding that the prime minister has sought a safe exit by dissolving the assemblies.

Fazl said the opposition wants the courts to uphold the law and declare the deputy speaker’s decision illegal.

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