Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb announced Friday that the federal cabinet had approved the formation of a committee to examine whether the government should file an Article 6 (high-treason) reference against PTI's top brass, including former prime minister Imran Khan, in light of the Supreme Court's recent verdict.
During a press conference after the meeting, the information minister stated that the cabinet had approved the creation of a committee headed by Minister for Law Azam Nazeer Tarar.
Aurangzeb stated that the cabinet met with Prime Minister Shehbaz Shariff in the chair and welcomed the Supreme Court’s detailed judgment in a Suo Motu case relating to Qasim Suri's ruling on the no-confidence motion against PM Khan.
Suri disqualified the vote against Khan on April 3rd, declaring it "unconstitutional" and supported by "foreign power".
However, the SC's detailed judgment rejected PTI's claims of foreign conspiracy and stated that courts should not make speculations but rather rely on evidence.
The court observed that no inquiry was made into the matter to determine the nature and extent of Pakistan's involvement in the request or receipt of support from a foreign country to file the no-confidence motion.
Justice Mazahar Alam Khan Miankhel made an additional observation that President Arif Alvi was then PM Khan, then NA Speaker Asad Qaiser, and ex-deputy speaker Suri had violated their authority. It was up to the parliamentarians whether these acts could be prosecuted according to Article 6.
Aurangzeb stated today that a special committee was formed under the chairmanship of Azam Nazeer, Tarar [...]. It will make its recommendations at the next meeting in the federal cabinet.
Aurangzeb spoke out about Tayyaba, who claimed she was asked to remain at Khan's House for almost 20 days.
The information minister stated that Tayyaba Gul was contacted by the PM's Office. She claimed that she was taken and held at the PM House for 18 days.
Aurangzeb claimed that Gul had filed a complaint through the PM's Portal. But instead of listening, the woman was called to PM's House where she was "held captive".
Gul has accused Javed Iqbal, former NAB chief Justice (ret.) of sexual harassment. He claims that Khan used Khan's videos to close his National Accountability Bureau cases and blackmail the opposition.
She claims that NAB turned against them when she refused Iqbal's invitation to live in her flat.
Gul claims that when she filed a complaint through the portal of the prime minister, Azam Khan called her to the PM's House.