Pakistan’s top court rules move to block parliamentary vote against Prime Minister Imran Khan unconstitutional.
Written by News Room on April 8, 2022
Pakistan’s top court has ruled that a move to block a parliamentary vote against Prime Minister Imran Khan was unconstitutional, paving the way for his possible removal.
On Sunday, Mr Khan’s ruling party refused to hold a no-confidence vote which would have ousted him, his government then dissolved parliament and called a snap election.
The political blindside outraged the opposition which immediately appealed the legality of the decision.
Mr Khan, meanwhile, claimed without evidence that the political opposition was in a conspiracy with the US to remove him because of his friendly relations with Russia and China. Washington has strongly denied his claim.
If he is voted out, the opposition parties are expected to appoint a new prime minister and can hold power until August 2023, which is when a new election needs to be held.