KOHAT: Former prime minister Imran Khan Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to hear the alleged corruption cases against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his family after he hailed the top court’s decision on Article 63(A).
In a major development, the SC today ruled that the votes of dissident members of the Parliament (MPs), cast against their parliamentary party’s directives, cannot be counted.
The five-member larger bench announced a split decision. The majority of judges, including Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, refused to allow parliamentarians from voting against the party directives under the four instances mentioned in Article 63(A) of the Constitution.
Although no PTI member voted for Shehbaz during the prime minister’s election, several party members had voted for Hamza Shahbaz in the Punjab chief minister election — leaving his fate hanging in the balance.
In his address during the Kohat jalsa, the PTI chairman praised the Supreme Court’s decision and said the apex court with the verdict has ensured Pakistan’s morality does not diminish.