President’s decision cannot be challenged, says former Pakistani minister
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Former Pakistani minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Sunday that the president’s decision to reject the no-confidence motion against Imran Khan’s government could not be challenged.
Earlier, Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Sunday heard suo moto of the President’s dissolution of the National Assembly, Dunya News reported.
The Supreme Court formed a special bench to consider the issue.
President Dr Arif Alvi had dissolved the National Assembly on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan after his Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri rejected the motion of no confidence presented by the opposition, calling it contrary to Article 5 of the Constitution.
Opposition hopes of ousting the prime minister were dashed after Suri’s decision.
Shortly after the session began, Chaudhry declared that loyalty to the state was the fundamental duty of every citizen under Article 5.
“On March 7, our official ambassador was invited to a meeting attended by representatives of other countries. The meeting was informed that a motion against Prime Minister Imran was presented,” he said.
“We were told that relations with Pakistan depended on the success of the no confidence motion. We were told that if the motion failed, the way forward for Pakistan would be very difficult. This is an operation of regime change by a foreign government,” he alleged.