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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Indian media celebrates Pakistan Supreme Court’s decision

The Indian media anchors seemed to have taken the words out of the opposition's mouth and were chanting slogans such as "Go, Imran, Go." An anchor on the infamous Indian media TV channel, Republic Television, said that "Pakistan has sent Imran Khan into shock."

The Indian media seems to be celebrating the Prime Minister of Pakistan’s anticipated removal following the court’s order to restore the National Assembly.

The Indian media anchors seemed to have taken the words out of the opposition’s mouth and were chanting slogans such as “Go, Imran, Go.” An anchor on the infamous Indian media TV channel, Republic Television, said that “Pakistan has sent Imran Khan into shock.” He further added that “Bharat [India] is asking, how many days of your rule are left Imran.”

On another occasion, talking about the political situation of Pakistan, the same anchor was seen as saying that “Shehbaz [the leader of the opposition] and Bilawal [chairman of Pakistan People’s Party] could not even see each others face” and just because America has ordered them to stand together, they have gotten in line.

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It is pertinent to mention that the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 07 April overturned the speakers ruling to dismiss the National Assembly ahead of the voting on the no-trust motion against the Prime Minister.

In a unanimous verdict 5-0, the court stated that the deputy speaker’s ruling on 03 April was “contrary to the Constitution and the law and of no legal effect, and the same are hereby set aside.”

The court further added that any decision taken following the dismissal of the National Assembly proceedings was to be restored. The apex court ruled that the dissolution of the assemblies was also “contrary to the Constitution and the law and of no legal effect,” adding that the Prime Minister could not have given such an order.

The court also restored “the prime minister and federal ministers, ministers of state, advisers” to their respective offices. The court also ordered for the National Assembly proceedings to reconvene on 09 April no later than 10:30 am, adding that the session cannot be prorogued till the voting on the no-confidence is concluded. The verdict also stated that the government could not interfere in the participation of any MNA in the assembly session.

Following the decision, the leader of the opposition Shehbaz Sharif said that the court had “definitely fulfilled the people’s expectations.” Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto said that the verdict was a “victory for democracy and the Constitution.”

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However, Netizens were also quick to voice their opinions over various social media platforms. A Twitter trend #AbsolutelyYes was started and took the social media platform by storm. Many disgruntled members of the social media platform congratulated the United States on its successful conclusion of the United States regime change policy in Pakistan.