PTI leaders: Imran Khan, Arif Alvi and Qasim Suri, will face Article 6(treason) case, claims government
Article 6 states that any person who subverts or abrogates or suspends or holds in suspension the Constitution shall be guilty of high treason. Various local publications reports suggest that the PMLN-led coalition government would file a high treason case against the PTI supremos for violating the Constitution and Supreme Court’s orders.
At the same time, Punjab’s Governor Umar Sarfraz Cheema’s name has also surfaced for allegedly violating the Constitution and delaying Hamza Shehbaz Sharif’s oath-taking ceremony. Subsequently, the government has accused Arif Alvi and Qasim Suri of violating the Constitution. TheNews quoted the development as, “The Ministry of Law and Justice and the Ministry of Interior have started preparing the reference. In a landmark unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court on April 7.”
It is pertinent to mention that earlier, the Supreme Court of Pakistan had also stated that President of Pakistan Arif Alvi’s decision to dissolve National Assemblies was contrary to the Constitution and the law and of no legal effect.”