Govt to file reference in SC to interpret Article 63-A

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The government has decided to file a reference in the Supreme Court under Article 186 for interpretation of Article 63-A.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain, in a series of tweets, said the opinion of the apex court will be sought as to what will be the legal status of the votes of the party members who are explicitly involved in horse-trading and changing loyalties for the sake of money.    

“The reference will also seek opinion whether the disqualification of the members who change loyalties for economic gains will be for lifetime or they will be allowed to run for re-election,” he added. 

Fawad Chaudhary said the Supreme Court will be prayed to conduct daily hearing to decide the reference.

The decision comes after a few lawmakers from PTI announced their support to the no confidence move against the prime minister.

A day earlier, the ECP too distanced itself from the no-trust move saying that it only had the right to disqualify a lawmakers after the speaker moves a declaration against him.

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