The opposition has reacted to the dismissal of the no-confidence motion in the National Assembly session and Prime Minister Imran Khan’s advice to President Dr Arif Alvi to dissolve the assemblies. After PM Khan announced that he had asked Alvi to dissolve the National Assembly, the President dissolved the National Assembly.
In an address to the nation, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the country will move towards early elections. “Prepare for elections. No corrupt forces will decide what the future of the country will be. When the assemblies will be dissolved, the procedure for the next elections and the caretaker government will begin,” he added.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the opposition will approach the Supreme Court against the dismissal of the no-confidence motion, “Government has violated the constitution. did not allow voting on a no-confidence motion. The united opposition is not leaving parliament. Our lawyers are on their way to Supreme Court. We call on ALL institutions to protect, uphold, defend & implement the constitution of Pakistan,” he said.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif tweeted: “No one should be allowed to distort the constitution of Pakistan to save his seat. She also referred to PM Khan as a “crazy” and “obsessive person”.
PPP Parliamentary Leader in the Senate Senator Sherry Rehman has said, “All actions today are unconstitutional, illegal and will take the country straight into a dangerous constitutional crisis.”
Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari has also reacted to the news. “All he has left is unconstitutional, illegal and treasonous methods because this is the reality of Imran Khan’s popularity with neutrality.”
Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal has said that Article 6, which applies to treason, will be applicable to Imran Khan and Qasim Khan Suri for “unconstitutional” acts.
Other politicians have also reacted to the dismissal of the no-confidence motion: