By refusing to conduct voting on the Opposition’s now profitable no-confidence movement to oust the Imran Niazi authorities, Nationwide Meeting speaker Asad Qaiser has uncovered himself to contempt of Pakistan Supreme Court docket order and is thus answerable for punishment.
Whereas the put up of Speaker in both Meeting or Parliament is anticipated to be non-partisan and above the political events, Qaiser cited his 30-year-old relationship with ousted PM Niazi and refused to comply with the instructions of the Pakistan Supreme Court docket’s five-judge bench. Quite than conduct the no-confidence vote as mandated by the Court docket on Saturday, Speaker Qaiser selected the partisan route and resigned from the put up.
His deputy Qasim Suri on April 3 dismissed the no-confidence movement on grounds of an alleged overseas conspiracy to dismiss the Niazi authorities and prorogued the Meeting session. It was solely after the Opposition approached the Supreme Court docket of Pakistan that the Chief Justice on April 7 ordered the Nationwide Meeting to be restored and the vote to happen on April 9.
Whereas the voting on the movement was performed by a PML (N) speaker on the chairman panel of the Meeting, Niazi was not current in the home however at his non-public dwelling on the outskirts of Islamabad. It’s understood that the Military Chief Gen Qamar Jawed Bajwa and the DG (ISI) Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum met Niazi at his Bani Galla residence earlier than the vote lastly befell amidst theatrics inside and outdoors the Meeting premises.
Even because the ousted former cricketer has referred to as for protests right this moment towards what he calls a overseas conspiracy to dismiss his authorities, the general public temper as envisaged from the social media seems to be that of reduction from a political drama that continued for practically a month.
In keeping with Pakistan watchers, PML (N) chief Shehbaz Sharif shall be sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan on Monday, paving a means for a basic election at an appropriate time. Whereas a sole PTI member within the Meeting earlier than the vote mentioned that Niazi will return to energy with a two-thirds majority, the seat of Pak PM shall be scorching for anybody to deal with in future given the state of the economic system of the Islamic Republic. With exterior debt in three figures, rising meals inflation and a weak Pakistani rupee, the subsequent PM of Pakistan has a really robust job at hand.
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