ISLAMABAD (Web News)
In a bid to dethrone Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan, opposition members have jointly submitted a no-confidence motion at National Assembly Secretariat today (Tuesday).
The opposition has also submitted a requisition to summon the National Assembly session in which the no-trust motion will be tabled.
The motion was submitted by an opposition delegation comprising PML-N leaders Rana Sanaullah, Ayaz Sadiq, Khwaja Saad Rafique, Marriyum Aurangzeb, PPP leaders Shazia Marri, Naveed Qamar and other members.
Party position in National Assembly
PTI – 155, MQM-P – 7, PML-Q – 5, BAP – 5, GDA – 3, Independent – 1, AML – 1, JWP – 1 Total: 178
PML-N – 84, PPP – 56, MMA – 14, BNP-M – 4, Independent – 3, JI -1, ANP – 1 Total: 163
On the other hand, differences have erupted in ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as former Punjab minister Aleem Khan joins group of disgruntled party leader Jahangir Tareen.
While Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar has publically criticized Aleem Khan and said that the former minister will not be acceptable as his successor under any circumstances.
PML-N, PPP and JUI-F have barred their respective lawmakers to remain in country as opposition has tabled the no-trust motion.
Co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari said that I’m personally approaching people. The no-confidence motion will be successful.
PML-N had claimed that 38 government members would support the no-confidence motion against PM.
The list of 38 government members of the assembly was sent to former prime minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif. The PML-N has also assured 10 parliamentarians of giving party tickets in the next elections.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that all allies are with us and opposition should fulfill its desire of no-confidence motion.
The prime minister said that the members should have confidence in the members regarding no-confidence motion, adding that everything is fine. He said homework on the motion is complete and our number game is complete.