Petition seeking action against Imran Khan under Article 6 declared maintainable

The Balochistan High Court (BHC) has heard a petition seeking action against former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan under Article 6.

BHC Chief Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and Justice Amir Nawaz Rana heard the petition. The court termed the petition as maintainable and sought a response from the parties.

The petition was filed by Advocate Abdul Raziq Shirki, in which Imran Khan, the Government of Pakistan, the Attorney General, and others were made parties.

In the petition, it had been argued that the Supreme Court had declared the move to dissolve the National Assembly as unconstitutional, and the proceedings of the serious treason case against PTI Chairman Imran Khan should be started, the court sought a reply and adjourned the proceedings till May 29.

It is pertinent to mention that former prime minister Imran Khan had dissolved the National Assembly when he was asked to take vote of confidence by the then-opposition. However, the Supreme Court had annulled the decision of assembly dissolution and had directed the prime minister to take the vote of confidence, after which Imran Khan was ousted from the office.