Imran Khan de-notified as Pakistan Prime Minister with immediate effecttext_fields
Islamabad: Soon after the dissolution of the National Assembly, Cabinet Division Sunday issued a notice denotifying Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan from his post, media reports said on Sunday.
A statement was issued in this regard from the country's Cabinet Division after the dissolution of the National Assembly.
"Consequent upon dissolution of the National Assembly by the President of Pakistan, in terms of Article 58(1) read with Article 48(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, vide Ministry of Parliamentary Affaris' Sro No.487(1)/2022, dated 3rd April 2022, Mr Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi ceased to hold Office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, with immediate effect," the notification of the Cabinet Division read.
The de-notification comes after the deputy speaker of the National Assembly (NA) Qasim Suri dismissed the no-confidence motion against the PTI chairman and termed it "unconstitutional".
Pakistan Opposition parties have been contemplating their actions going forward after the no-confidence motion against Imran Khan was rejected and the National Assembly was dissolved.
Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said that Imran Khan and National Assembly speaker Asad Qaisar will be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution once their government falls, Business Recorder reported.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), said that the opposition will "initiate a legal battle" against the "unconstitutional ruling by the NA Deputy Speaker".
After the no-trust motion against Imran Khan was dismissed on Sunday, Pakistan Army had said it is not involved in politics.
Pakistan Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial said that all orders and actions initiated by Imran Khan and the president regarding the dissolution of the National Assembly will be subject to the court's order.
Chief Justice Bandial observed after taking notice of the current situation in the country following the dismissal of a no-confidence motion against Imran Khan by NA Deputy Speaker Suri.