Article 5 of the 1973 constitution of Pakistan of the is one of the hot topic discussed in Pakistan and other World after the ruling passed by Deputy Speaker of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 3rd April 2022 when no confidence move against PM Imran Khan was rejected. Fawad Chaudary raised an issue that Article 5 of the constitution does not allow any member of the parliament to present Vote of No Confidence against Prime Minister of Pakistan as per Article 5 of the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan. Deputy Speaker accepted the points raised by Fawad Chaudary Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affaris of Pakistan . Deputy Speaker of the the National Assembly of Pakistan without hearing other party (opposition) passed the ruling for cancellation of Non Confidence Move against Prime Minister of Pakistan. Lets see what Article 5 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic Says and was the ruling passed by Speaker fulfills the constitutional demands.
Article 5 1973 Constitution of Pakistan
Loyalty to State and obedience to Constitution and law 5.
- Loyalty to the State is the basic duty of every citizen.
- Obedience to the Constitution and law is the 1 [inviolable] obligation of every citizen wherever he may be and of every other person for the time being within Pakistan.
Fawad Chaudary, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister of the Federal Government of Pakistan was of the opinion that No confidence movement against PM of Pakistan was moved by opposition backed by third Country which is clear violation of law and opposition members are not loyal to Country as Article 5 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Now the question is no Confidence Move which were presented on 3rd April 2022 was not presented due to article 5 was imposed by the ruling of Speaker of National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri.
Opposition has raised questions on the ruling of Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan and thought that it goes against laws and constitution of Pakistan, meanwhile supreme court also took so moto notice on the issue and the National Assembly has been dissolved immediately by the President of Pakistan on the advice of Prime Minister.