Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has hinted at filing references against the PTI’s top brass under Article 6.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Rana Sanaullah said the government had power to file cases under Articles 6 and 5 and would seek federal cabinet’s permission to arrest Imran Khan. He maintained that other than the treason case, there was another way to punish the PTI leaders.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued its detailed judgment in the suo motu case on former NA deputy speaker Qasim Suri’s ruling on the no-confidence motion against ex-prime minister Imran Khan.
The apex court judge Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel in his additional note on the SC’s judgement urged the parliament to initiate action under Article 6 of the constitution, seeking the charge of high treason against President Alvi, PTI chief, former speaker of the assembly Asad Qaisar, former deputy speaker Qasim Suri and former law minister Fawad Chaudhry for violating trust by derailing the process of the no-confidence motion pursued against Imran Khan.
Justice Miankhel further added that to halt parliament’s right to pursue the process of the no-confidence motion and the decision to dissolve the assembly were against the spirit of the constitution.