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Pakistan PM Imran Khan to face No Confidence motion in National Assembly today

Updated: April 9, 2022 11:42 am

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will face a no confidence motion in the National Assembly today. The no trust vote will be held at 10 am. The move comes after Pakistan Supreme Court ruled that the dismissal of the no-confidence motion by Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri was unconstitutional. The Apex Court also reconstituted the National Assembly which was dissolved by the President on advice of Imran Khan.

The Supreme Court also ordered the Speaker to call a session of the National Assembly. On Sunday last, the no-trust motion against Imran Khan’s government was dismissed by the Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri. Terming the move unconstitutional, the Opposition parties had challenged the Speaker’s decision in the Supreme Court. Under Article 58 of Pakistan’s Constitution, the National Assembly cannot be dissolved if there is a no-confidence motion against the government. Meanwhile, Imran Khan has said that he would continue to fight.

In his address to the nation last night, Pakistani PM said that he was disappointed with the Supreme Court order, but he respected the ruling. He slammed the Opposition for horse-trading and made claims of an international conspiracy to topple his government. Imran Khan said, EU cannot dictate India into giving a statement against their interests, but they want Pakistan to do it. Pakistan Prime Minister further said, no superpower can intimidate India and their country’s foreign policy.

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