SC rejects plea to suspend Deputy Speaker NA ruling

The Supreme Court rejected a request to suspend the ruling of Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri regarding the no-confidence motion.

However, the Chief Justice ordered that the PPP’s request be accepted. He said the court would review the Deputy Speaker’s actions.

During the course of proceedings, the Chief Justice said all orders and actions initiated by the Prime Minister and the President regarding dissolution of the National Assembly would be subject to the court’s order.

He said law and order situation in the country should not deteriorate, instructing all political parties to act responsibly.

The Chief Justice said no unconstitutional step should be taken by any state institution and that no one should try to take advantage of the situation.

He also ordered the interior and defence secretaries to brief the court on the law and order situation