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Opposition cries high treason on dismissal of no-trust move

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s abrupt decision to request the president to dissolve the assemblies of the country and announce elections has been met with uproar from the opposition with many calling the decision unconstitutional, treasonous and demanding the Supreme Court to take action.

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif took to Twitter to criticize PM Khan, saying he committed high treason. He blamed him for pushing the country into anarchy promising grave consequences for the violation of the constitution.

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Meanwhile, Pakistan People’s Party Co-chairman Bilawal Butto Zardari commented on the decision by the Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri to reject the no-confidence motion altogether saying it was a violation of the constitution. In a video message posted on his Twitter account, he said that their lawyers were approaching the Supreme Court regarding the matter.

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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Maryam Nawaz condemned the incident saying that no one should be allowed to distort the constitution as was done today. She called for PM Khan to be punished saying that the law of the jungle would prevail if accountability was not done.

Maryam also shared a picture of PM Khan surrounded by his advisors and trustees calling on the public to remember their faces. She called for them all to be tried under Article 6.

PML-N lawmaker Ahsan Iqbal also mirrored Maryam’s statements saying that the premier had subverted the constitution and that he would be tried under Article 6.

Former Senator Farhatullah Babar said, “What happened in National Assembly today is fascism in name of democracy. It’s not violation of the constitution but abrogation of it. Unacceptable.”

Former finance minister Miftah Ismail said that PM Khan was gone either way and that Pakistan’s polity and economy was finally on the path to heal.

PPP Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar called on the chief justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial to immediately take notice of the incident and initiate proceedings against PM Khan.

 

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