- Mir Sadiq was the minister of Tipu Sultan of Mysore
- Mir Jafar served as the commander of the Bengal Army under Siraj-ud-Daulah, the Nawab of Bengal.
- On Sunday, the Pakistan Assembly rejected the no-confidence motion against Imran Khan.
After failing on the political front, Imran Khan is playing on the popularity front. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called on the public to protest against a foreign power interfering in Pakistan’s sovereignty on Twitter and indirectly compared the opposition parties to Mir Jafar and Mir Sadiq.
“People are always the strongest defenders of the sovereignty and democracy of the country. People must come forward and defend against this latest and biggest attack on the sovereignty and democracy of Pakistan by a foreign power through local allies – our Mir Jafar and Mir Sadiq,” tweeted PM Imran Khan.
Mir Sadiq was the minister of Tipu Sultan of Mysore. In the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War in 1798–99, he betrayed Tipu Sultan during the Siege of Srirangapatna, paving the way for a British victory.
Mir Jafar served as the commander of the Bengal Army under Siraj ud-Daulah, the Nawab of Bengal and betrayed him, paving the way for British rule in India during the Battle of Plassey.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s former Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister, Fawad Chaudhry had a heated argument with journalists during a press conference outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court has resumed its hearing on National Assembly (NA) deputy speaker Qasim Suri rejecting a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against the Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government.
Meanwhile, in a previous hearing, on Tuesday, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandiyal said that the Supreme Court will only look into the legality of rejecting the no-confidence motion by Pakistan National Assembly (NA) Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri. by the opposition against the government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Hearing arguments of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) counsel Makhdoom Ali Khan on the rejection of the no-confidence motion, Bandil said the court would not interfere in the matter of foreign policy and state policies, Dawn reported.
On Sunday, the Deputy Speaker of the Pakistan National Assembly rejected the no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan government on the grounds that the motion was contrary to Article 5 of the Constitution of Pakistan.
According to Dawn, earlier in the court hearing, the Supreme Court sought a record of Sunday’s NA proceedings when the no-confidence motion was dismissed.
Pakistan media and opposition parties criticized the NA vice-chairman’s decision on the no-confidence motion, saying it violated all the rules governing the proceedings of the House.
(with inputs from ANI)