PAKISTAN: As the Pakistan Supreme Court decided to reestablish the Pakistan National Assembly, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif observed the news from his son’s office in Stanhope House, London. The government’s decision to disband the legislature was pronounced ‘unconstitutional’ by Pakistan’s top court.
Sharif congratulated everyone in Pakistan and claimed that Imran Khan deprived ordinary Pakistanis of food. “A person who devastated the country has been removed from power. He starved the regular people.”
“The dollar has hit 200 today, and people are fed up with the country’s inflation,” Nawaz said from his London home, where he and former Pakistani minister Ishaq Dar were watching events unfold in Islamabad.
“All previous judgments based on the notion of necessity have been buried by this (SC) verdict.”
“Until the end of time, no one will be allowed to employ the philosophy of necessity,” Shahbaz Sharif told the reporters.
It was a win for the country’s 220 million people, democracy, parliament, and the Constitution, according to Nawaz Sharif’s brother.
As they hailed the Supreme Court judgement, the opposition also requested Pakistanis to honour the day as “Thanksgiving Day.”
The reinstatement of the Pakistan National Assembly was also lauded by followers of Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (N).
As opposition leaders left the National Assembly in Islamabad, supporters chanted “Wazir-i-Azam Shehbaz Sharif.”
Meanwhile, leaders and members of the Sindh cabinet of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), as well as dissidents of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), applauded the court verdict.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, PPP chairman, said that democracy is the best revenge. President of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), Maulana Fazlur Rehman, stated that the judgement has gratified the Pakistani people.
According to the Supreme Court, a National Assembly session on the no-confidence motion must begin at 10:30 a.m. on April 9 and must not be adjourned until the vote is finished.