Imran Khan, who was elected as the 22 Prime Minister in 2018, faced a no-confidence vote. Largely on accusations of economic mismanagement. No Pakistani prime minister has ever completed a full five-year term in office.
Imran Khan lost the no-confidence motion against him in the Pakistan National Assembly in the wee hours of Sunday. The National Assembly session began on Saturday 10. 30 am, was adjourned thrice. Meanwhile, Speaker Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri resigned before the voting began. Imran Khan, who was elected as the Prime Minister in 2018, faced a no-confidence vote. Largely on accusations of economic mismanagement. No Pakistani prime minister has ever completed a full five-year term in office.
Meanwhile, Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Saturday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court. Challenging its decision to declare the ruling of the deputy speaker to dismiss. The no-confidence resolution against the prime minister was unconstitutional. The review petition, filed through Dr Babar Awan and Azhar Siddique, was named the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Supreme Court Bar Association, Sindh High Court Bar Association, and the Sindh Bar Council as respondents.
Imran Khan Friday accepted the Supreme Court’s verdict and urged his supporters to stage peaceful protests across. The country when the “new imported government” comes into power Monday. In an address to the nation on the eve of a no-trust motion, he has little chance of defeating. Khan, 69, cited the example of India as a “self-respecting nation” (khuddar qaum) which no world power can dictate terms.