ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Imran Khan has been ousted as prime minister (PM) as the no-confidence motion moved by opposition parties against him succeeded on Sunday.
As many as 174 votes were cast in the favour of a no-confidence motion against PM Imran Khan. This is the first time in the history of Pakistan that a no-confidence motion against an elected prime minister has succeeded.
Earlier the process of voting on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan has been completed. Following the resignation of the NA speaker and deputy speaker, PML-N’s Ayaz Sadiq as a panel of the chairman of the house began the proceedings on the matter.
The session that began at 10.30 am in the morning was adjourned four times during the day and the members from the treasury and opposition benches expressed their opinion.
The joint opposition needs the support of at least 172 lawmakers from a total of 342 to oust the premier through the no-trust move.
National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri on Saturday resigned from their post.
As per details, both the NA speaker and deputy speaker have resigned from their post rather than holding voting on the no-confidence motion.
Before announcing his resignation, Qaiser said that he had received “important documents” from the cabinet, which he invited the leader of the opposition and the Chief Justice of Pakistan to see.
“In line with our laws and the need to stand for our country, I have decided that I can’t remain on the position of speaker and thereby resign,” he said.
“Because this is a national duty and it is the Supreme Court’s decision, I will ask the panel chairman Ayaz Sadiq to run the session.