After weeks of political unrest, a no-confidence motion against Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government was disallowed by the National Assembly Speaker on Sunday, 3 April, citing a security threat.
Though the PM was not in attendance as the session began, after the dismissal, Khan addressed the citizens of Pakistan in a video and called for fresh elections and dissolution of the Assemblies.
Minutes later, Pakistan President Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly on the advice of PM Khan.
Pakistan Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib has said that elections will be held within 90 days
Omar Sarfraz Cheema appointed as the Governor of Punjab
Security personnel were deployed near Pakistan's National Assembly ahead of the tabling of the no-confidence motion
The governor of Pakistan's Punjab province was removed from his post hours before the motion
A member of Pakistan's Opposition moved a motion for the removal of the National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on Sunday
Pakistan's SC Adjourns Hearing on Dissolution of National Assembly Till Tomorrow
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Sunday adjourned the hearing on the dissolution of National Assembly of Pakistan till Monday.
Dissolution a Violation of Pak's Constitution: Bilawal
Pakistan People's Party chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Sunday that the dissolution of the Assembly was against Pakistan's constitution.
"Government has violated constitution. did not allow voting on 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 tweeted.
Zardari also said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had been "exposed", and that the Opposition will hold a dharna against the Speaker's decision.
SC Hearing on Assembly Dissolution Expected Around 5:30 PM
The hearing by Pakistan's Supreme Court on the dissolution of the National Assembly on Sunday is expected to begin around 5:30 pm IST, Geo News reported.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Reaches SC to Review Petitions by Opposition
The Chief Justice of Pakistan reached the Supreme Court to review petitions filed by Opposition lawmakers against the dissolution of the Assembly, Dunya News reported.