The Speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly convenes a session of the House to discuss a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Khan on March 25 « Khabarhub

The Speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly convenes a session of the House to discuss a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Khan on March 25

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ISLAMABAD: Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan Asad Qaiser called a session of the Lower House of Parliament in Islamabad on March 25 for a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Imran Khan.

“The Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Asad Qaiser, convened a session of the Lower House in Parliament in Islamabad at 11 a.m. on Friday,” Radio Pakistan reported on Sunday.

The leadership of the Pakistani opposition parties has asked their parliamentarians to stay in Islamabad to ensure their presence at the session of the National Assembly before the vote of the motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

According to opposition leaders, the speaker of the lower house of parliament could convene the assembly session at any time and ordered lawmakers from their parties to stay in Islamabad, ARY News reported.

Opposition parties in Pakistan are abandoning mutual hatred to oust Imran Khan by submitting the no-confidence motion to the National Assembly Secretariat on March 8.

While Imran Khan’s government showed confidence in defeating the no-confidence motion, the opposition is confident that it will oust Khan.

On Saturday, Pakistani opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif criticized National Assembly Speaker Qaiser for siding with Prime Minister Khan, saying the former should “come to his senses”.

Addressing a joint press conference with Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Sharif, who is the chairman of the PML- N, chided the president, saying, “Don’t let democracy get derailed, otherwise neither history nor the people of Pakistan will forgive you,” The News International reported.

Sharif also condemned the recent attack on Sindh House saying, “Everything that happened at Sindh House was not a trivial matter.” He said the attack was not just about the integrity of Sindh but was an attack on Pakistan.

Earlier, opposition parties rejected the offer of Pakistan’s ruling Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government to withdraw the motion of no confidence against the prime minister, the opposition made it clear that the resolution would only be withdrawn if the prime minister announces his resignation, local media reported. (ANI)

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