Islamabad: Former prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has termed the decision of the Supreme Court on the ruling of the National Assembly deputy speaker as “heart-wrenching”, Express Tribune reported on Friday.
Khan expressed his anguish and said that the cipher was not investigated despite placing it before the federal cabinet and the National Security Committee.
Imran, who was ousted from the office of the prime minister through a vote of no confidence, has been claiming that the move came after US envoy Donald Lu wrote a letter to the Pakistani ambassador, directing him to have the premier ousted or be prepared for the consequences.
Addressing a rally in Dera Ghazi Khan, Khan said that the Supreme Court had said that the letter was not investigated even though “I had placed the letter before the federal cabinet and the National Security Committee, as well as sent it to the president and the judiciary to form a commission”. “You opened the court at 12 midnight but did nothing about the threat to the prime minister,” he said. “Shouldn’t the judiciary have investigated the letter sent by the president?”
On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel in his additional note on the SC judgment on the deputy speaker of the National Assembly’s ruling to dismiss the no-trust resolution against former PM Imran observed that the sacred trust of exercise of authority was violated by President Arif Alvi, Imran, and other PTI leaders.
The apex court justice, who retired on Wednesday, urged parliament to initiate action under Article 6 of the Constitution, seeking the charge of high treason against President Alvi, PTI chief, former NA speaker Asad Qaisar, former deputy speaker Suri and former law minister Fawad Chaudhry for violating trust by derailing the process of the no-confidence motion pursued against Imran.