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Pakistan’s political turmoil continues; SC to resume hearings tomorrow at 12 pm

By wasmulhaq 
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The political crisis in Pakistan has been gripping. Imran Khan has been applying all his political sense to remain in power. The man was known to fight till the last on the cricket ground in his playing days. Currently, he has to prove his ability on different kinds of pitches, which makes it difficult for him to handle the combined opposition.

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The opposition wants to oust him. Imran has been doing his best to survive in this storm. Allegations and mudslinging are on the rampage between the opposition and Imran Khan’s government.

One thing is clear; Imran doesn’t have enough support in the National Assembly. It must be a herculean task for him to survive against his political nemesis. If he repeats his 1992 World Cup story, then he can change the table and survive. Remember, miracles don’t occur repeatedly. It’s a do or die situation for Imran and his team.

Political turmoil in Pakistan: latest updates

SC to resume hearings tomorrow at 12 pm

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The Pakistan Supreme Court has adjourned for the day, after hearing the first set of arguments challenging the President’s decision to dissolve the National Assembly. A bench of the country’s apex court will resume hearing the matter at 12 pm on Tuesday.

During the proceedings on Monday, Justice Muneeb Akhtar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan said that a speaker of the National Assembly can reject a resolution such as a no-confidence motion as per the rules of the Assembly.

Imran Khan alleges oppositions

Why did opposition parties move Pakistan’s Supreme Court even after his government declared early elections, Imran Khan stated during an address to the nation on Monday.

Khan went on to add that the opposition has been demanding early elections for the past three years.

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Five judge bench is hearing matter: Mahmood Qureshi

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court is hearing the case, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters on Monday. The formation of the bench is the prerogative of the Chief Justice, he added.

Qureshi, who is also vice-chairman of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, added that the country’s apex court will present the minutes of the security committee meeting if requested.

Chief Justice issues a warning

Responding to the request of Pakistan People’s Party lawyer Farooq Naik for a full court bench, the Chief Justice said, “If you object to the bench, we will get up and leave.”

A “full court” is a court of law with a greater than normal number of judges.

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PTI shortlists 2 candidates for caretaker PM

ARY News reported that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has finalised its candidates for the office of caretaker prime minister.

The former federal minister made the statement while talking to the media along with other PTI leaders outside the Supreme Court.

PTI has sent two names to President Arif Alvi for the post of caretaker prime minister, The name of Gulzar Ahmad as the caretaker prime minister is coming up.

Pakistan SC resumes hearings on the Assembly’s decision.

The hearing in Pakistan’s Supreme Court over the opposition’s petition against Imran Khan has resumed. “We have to look into the constitutional legality of the decision taken by the National Assembly yesterday,” said Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice.

Opposition  demands fresh elections,

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PTI leader Faisal Javed said, “The Opposition always talks about holding elections. Now they are trying to run away. “

He added that his party would celebrate the events so far after Iftar on Monday.

Pakistan’s President writes to a key figure.

President Arif Alvi has sent letters to Prime Minister Imran Khan and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif, to seek suggestions for the appointment of a caretaker prime minister in Pakistan.

 

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