PTI files review petition against SC's decision to restore NA

PTI files review petition against SC's decision to restore NA

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government on Saturday filed a review petition against the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) declaring the ruling by the NA deputy speaker and the following dissolution of assembly against the Constitution.

PTI Secretary-General Asad Umar, Adviser to Prime Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan, and advocate Muhammad Azhar Siddique have filed the petition urging the top court to revoke its April 7 decision.

In the petition, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) and the Sindh Bar Council as respondents.

"The Supreme Court cannot dictate the timetable to the National Assembly under Article 69," the petition said, as the government tries to avoid being ousted.

In its verdict, the SC had ordered National Assembly Speaker Asad Qasier to summon the session on Saturday (April 9) no later than 10:30am to allow the vote on the no-confidence motion against PM Imran.

On April 3, the SC took a suo motu notice on the legality of the current situation in the country following the dismissal of a no-confidence motion against PM Imran by National Assembly (NA) Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri and the subsequent dissolution of the NA by President Arif Alvi on the prime minister's advice.