Pakistan LIVE Updates: Army contradicts Imran Khan, says no evidence of US’ involvement in regime change

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday resumed the hearing on the case filed by the joint Opposition over the dismissal of a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Imran Khan and the subsequent dissolution of Parliament by the president, a day after adjourning the proceedings after promising to give a “reasonable order” in the high-profile case. The apex court had taken a suo motu cognizance of the current political situation in the country. A five-member bench headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial began proceedings at noon. If Khan gets a favourable ruling, elections will take place within 90 days. If the court rules against the deputy speaker, the parliament will reconvene and hold the no-confidence vote against Khan, experts said. President Arif Alvi had dissolved the National Assembly (NA) on the advice of Prime Minister Khan, minutes after Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri rejected a no-confidence motion against the premier, who had effectively lost the majority in the 342-member lower house of Parliament on Sunday. Chief Justice Ata Bandial had said that all orders and actions initiated by the prime minister and the president regarding the dissolution of the National Assembly will be subject to the court’s order.

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