- Holds consultation meeting
- I have always and will continue to fight for Pakistan till the last ball: Imran Khan
ISLAMABAD, April 8, 2022- Prime Minister Imran Khan has convened a meeting of the federal cabinet and the party today (Friday). Imran Khan will also address the nation this evening.
The Prime Minister said that he have always fought for Pakistan and will continue to fight till the last ball.
After the apex court handed down the verdict, PM Imran Khan announced that he will address the nation once again this evening (Friday).
An important consultative meeting was also held in Bani Gala presided by the Prime Minister Imran Khan after the decision of the Supreme Court yesterday. The meeting was attended by federal ministers and the government’s legal team, which considered the future strategy and the option of resigning PTI members.
It may be recalled that the Supreme Court, while delivering a historic unanimous decision yesterday, had declared the ruling of Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Qasim Suri as unconstitutional.
The court ruled that the prime minister could not advise the president to dissolve the assembly. The no-confidence motion should be continued.
Fawad terms it “unfortunate”
The government termed the Supreme Court’s order of Thursday to restore the National Assembly and nullify deputy speaker Qasim Suri’s ruling as “unfortunate”.
Shortly after the order, Minister for Information and Law Fawad Chaudhry said a change in government would force Pakistan to start “the struggle from March 23, 1940,” as he tried to portray a picture of the country under the Opposition’s rule.
Opposition, civil society happy
Opposition lawmakers, journalists, academicians and members of civil society rejoiced while government officials showed their disappointment after the Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the deputy speaker’s ruling to dismiss the no-trust resolution against Prime Minister Imran Khan and the subsequent dissolution of the NA.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam announced to observe thanks giving Day today.
Speaking to a private news channel, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said he was very sorry to say that such a decision was not expected. “We have always respected the decisions of the courts. We will look at the evidence and make the letter a part of the decision.”