SC rejects Opp’s plea to suspend NA Speaker’s ruling, adjourns hearing till tomorrow

By: News Desk
Published: 06:36 PM, 3 Apr, 2022
SC rejects Opp’s plea to suspend NA Speaker’s ruling, adjourns hearing till tomorrow
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Supreme Court (SC) Sunday evening rejected the Joint Opposition’s plea to suspend the ruling of the Deputy Speaker saying it cannot interfere in the proceedings of the National Assembly (NA).

The SC also made the orders of the Prime Minister and the President of Pakistan conditional saying that any order of them after the dissolution of the Assemblies will be subject to the permission of the SC.

The Apex Court has also issued notices to the Attorney General of Pakistan and all the stakeholders of the no-confidence motion for tomorrow

According to the 24News HD TV channel report, the SC converted the case into the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umer Ata Bandial’s Suo Moto Notice and adjourned the hearing till March 04. 

The SC also issued notices to Home Secretary, Secretary of Defense, and Advocate General Punjab and a report was sought from the National Assembly secretary too. The court also issued notice to all the stakeholders of the no-confidence motion.

Three members bench of SC comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ejaz ul Hassan, and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar held a short hearing of the Suo Moto notice.

The CJP has said that the SC took the suo moto notice due to the current political situation. He advised all political parties to remain peaceful and said no extra-constitutional action should be taken.

The CJP said they cannot interfere in the proceedings of NA as it is beyond its jurisdiction but he confirmed that they were fully aware of the proceedings. 

On this occasion, the PML-N’s lawyer Azam Nazir Tarar said Ayaz Sadiq conducted the proceedings of the assembly and more than 200 members voted no-confidence against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The CJP said a brief order has been issued. He said there will be no emotional talk in the Supreme Court and they have to look at the constitution in the matter.

During the hearing, Justice Mazhar asked about the reason for the adjournment of the Punjab Assembly session on which PML-N’s Azam Nazir Tarar said it was adjourned due to poor law and order situation.

On this, the CJP said they will see it if there is a request on the situation of the Punjab Assembly.

In the Sindh High Court Bar Association versus Federation case, the SC also ordered that the state institutions must uphold public order as per the decision. The Court further said that they have heard the protest of the assembly members had already been recorded in the parliament.

During the hearing, PPP’s lawyer Farooq H Naik told the Supreme Court that it should issue restraining order otherwise martial law may be imposed.

The CJP said they have already given the order, the case will be heard tomorrow now.

Pertinent to mention here that a mob from opposition parties gathered outside the SC chanted slogans of ‘Go Niazi Go’ on this occasion. 

Reporter: Amanat Gishkori