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Pakistan Supreme Court restores National Assembly in blow to Khan

Move allows no-confidence vote against prime minister to proceed

The Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad on April 3.   © Reuters

ISLAMABAD -- In a defeat for Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Supreme Court of Pakistan unanimously ruled Thursday to restore the country's National Assembly, directing the government to hold a session on Saturday, allowing a no-confidence motion against Khan to continue.

A five-member bench headed by Chief Justice Umer Atta Bandial and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel, Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail heard the case.

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