Chiefs of the three main political parties on Sunday censured Prime Minister Imran Khan and National Assembly speaker and deputy speaker for sabotaging the opposition’s no-confidence motion, saying that Article 6 of the Constitution would be imposed on the duo for their unconstitutional steps.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman said that Imran would be dealt with according to Article 6 of the Constitution, as the prime minister, speaker, deputy speaker, president, and anybody involved in this act had committed high treason.
PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif also said in a tweet that “a man obsessed with power trampled the constitution”, adding that all characters involved in the “conspiracy” against the nation were guilty of high treason and should be tried under Article 6. The former premier’s remarks came after President Arif Alvi approved the advice of the premier to dissolve the National Assembly in the wake of a no-trust move against him. Nawaz warned that anyone involved in any wrongdoing with the country and desecration of the constitution would be taken to task.
Meanwhile, talking to a news channel, Bilawal said there was “no space” in the constitution for the rulers to dissolve the assembly at a time when the opposition brought a vote of no-confidence against the PM. He hoped the judiciary would not let any unconstitutional act to take place and added that the opposition hoped the Supreme Court would “correct” the attack on the constitution.
Fazl also termed the move of dissolving the NA unconstitutional and added that after the tabling of the no-confidence motion, Imran Khan had no legal right to dissolve the assembly.
He said the PTI chief had now pushed the country towards a new political crisis.