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Opposition files no-trust motion against NA deputy speaker

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ISLAMABAD: The joint opposition submitted a no-trust motion against National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri on Friday, a day after the Supreme Court set aside his ruling on a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The opposition submitted the no-trust motion against Suri in the NA secretariat stating that the deputy speaker’s April 3 ruling on the vote of no-confidence against PM Khan was declared to be contrary to the constitution by the top court.

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“Qasim Suri violated the constitution while presiding over the House,” the motion said.

The opposition had on April 3 submitted a no-trust motion against NA Speaker Asad Qaiser. After the submission of the no-trust motions, the speaker and the deputy speaker cannot prorogue a session of the lower house of Parliament for an indefinite period.

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On Thursday, a five-judge larger bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, passed a unanimous judgement that declared the events of April 3, including the NA deputy speaker’s ruling on the no-trust motion and the subsequent dissolution of the assembly, to be contrary to the constitution and of no legal effect.

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