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Hope Khan plays democratic role as opposition leader, says Zardari

Former president and Pakistan People’s Party co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said that he would welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan as the opposition leader in the National Assembly and hoped that he would play a democratic role.

On Thursday, in its verdict, the Supreme Court of Pakistan had declared the ruling of the National Assembly deputy speaker wherein the no-confidence motion against the prime minister was rejected as unconstitutional.

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The decision of the Supreme Court was a unanimous ruling by the five-member bench, which declared National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri’s ruling to reject the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan as unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court has also declared the subsequent dissolution of the National Assembly by the president as unconstitutional, and that the prime minister was not in the legal right to write a letter to the president.

The Supreme Court also declared the advice to the president for dissolution of the National Assembly as unconstitutional.

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The apex court has nullified all the decisions made till date since the NA deputy speaker’s ruling.

The Supreme Court has ordered National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser to call a session of the National Assembly on April 9 for voting on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The court further stated that if the no-confidence motion succeeded, then the assembly would appoint a new prime minister.

Following the court’s verdict, Asif Ali Zardari said in a statement that he would welcome PM Khan as the opposition leader in the National Assembly.

“After electing Shahbaz Sharif as prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan will become opposition leader and I will welcome him,” said Asif Zardari

The former president said that he hoped that Prime Minister Imran Khan would play a democratic role as an opposition leader.

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