ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah said Thursday the government was working to file a reference under Article 6 against PTI leaders following Supreme Court’s verdict in the National Assembly deputy speaker’s ruling case.
Late Wednesday, the apex court issued a detailed judgment in the suo motu case on former NA deputy speaker Qasim Suri’s ruling on the no-confidence motion against former prime minister Imran Khan, saying the court was not satisfied with the proof as insufficient evidence was presented to support PTI’s claim of foreign interference.
In an additional note, Justice Mazahar Alam Khan Miankhel observed that President Arif Alvi, then PM Khan, then NA speaker Asad Qaiser, ex-deputy speaker, and former law minister Chaudhry had misused their authority.
“Whether these acts attract Article 6 of the Constitution (high treason) is also left open to be determined by the parliamentarians to ponder whether they should leave open the doors to such unconstitutional acts or take suitable measures to stop such a mess in future,” he had suggested.
Addressing a press conference today, the interior minister said: “We have started works to file a reference under Article 6. Only the federal government has the authority to file cases under Articles 5 and 6.”
The interior minister said that the top court has given a “historic” verdict on the former deputy speaker’s ruling. “This decision has accepted the rule of law and the rule of people.”