Govt to move SC for interpretation of Article 63(A): Fawad Chaudhry 

Govt to move SC for interpretation of Article 63(A): Fawad Chaudhry 

Islamabad (Web Desk): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Friday said that the government has decided to file a reference under Article 186 of the Constitution in the Supreme Court (SC) for interpretation Article 63 (A) of the Constitution, which is related to disqualification of parliamentarians on grounds of defection.

In a series of tweets,  the minister said that the government would also request the top court SC to conduct hearing on the reference on daily basis.

"The Supreme Court will be asked about the legal status of the vote of party members when they are clearly involved in horse-trading and change their loyalties in exchange for money," the minister said.

The development comes a day after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Member of National Assembly (MNA) Raja Riaz, who belongs to the disgruntled Jahangir Tareen faction of the party, claimed on Thursday that around 24 Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) belonging to the ruling party were staying in the Sindh House.

Raja Riaz, along with three other MNAs, including Malik Nawab Sher Waseer, Noor Alam Khan and Basit Sultan came out in open after the media reports that several the disgruntled MNAs were present inside Sindh House who said they would vote against Prime Minister Imran Khan in no-trust motion against him.