Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday that the united opposition will now give a "genuine surprise", and not a "fake one" on the day of voting on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday, Aaj News reported.
Addressing a press conference alongside JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman after the Supreme Court announced its verdict, Shahbaz said he was thankful for the unanimous decision against the unconstitutional ruling of Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri to disallow the no-trust motion.
He said that the apex court’s verdict not only upheld the Constitution but also ended political uncertainty in the country, besides upholding the Parliament’s sovereignty and sanctity.
The opposition leader declared the Supreme Court’s decision a big win for the united opposition and the 220 million people of the country, saying “together we will tirelessly work toward restoring the country’s economy, reducing inflation and poverty.”
Shahbaz also announced to observe 'Youm-e-Tashakur' on Friday.
"On Friday, we will observe 'Youm-e-Tashakur' to celebrate this victory," he said.
Meanwhile, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a tweet said that democracy was the best revenge.
Earlier, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court set aside the ruling issued by the deputy speaker on the no-trust vote against Prime Minister Imran and restored the National Assembly.
The court ruled that President Dr Arif Alvi's decision to dissolve the National Assembly was "illegal" and restored PM Imran as well as his cabinet.
The apex court also ordered National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser to convene the session on Saturday (April 9) at 10:30 am, saying that the session cannot be adjourned without the conclusion of the no-trust motion.
"If the no-confidence motion against the prime minister succeeds, then the assembly will appoint the new prime minister," the court's order said.
The order further noted that the government cannot interfere in the participation of any lawmaker in the assembly session.