Pakistan’s Supreme Court Overturns Dissolution of National Assembly, Sets Date for No-Confidence Vote
April 7, 2022 (EIRNS)—Today, a five-judge panel of the Pakistani Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, which has been hearing the opposition’s petition to overturn Prime Minister Imran Khan’s dissolution of the National Assembly in order to block a no-confidence vote that Washington directly organized, issued a unanimous ruling that the actions taken on April 3 which led to the dissolution of the Assembly were unconstitutional and of no legal effect. The court then ordered the National Assembly Speaker to convene a session of the lower house of Parliament at 10 a.m. on April 9 and hold the vote on the no-trust motion against Prime Minister Khan.
It is expected that Imran Khan will lose that vote and his government fall. The situation remains politically explosive, even more so because of the financial warfare being waged against the nation’s currency and investments. Khan has called a meeting of his cabinet and of his parliamentary committee for tomorrow (his government having been restored, until the Saturday vote, by the Supreme Court ruling), and he announced that he will also address the nation on Friday.