Islamabad, Pakistan Former Prime Minister Imran Khan issued his first statement on Sunday after losing a crucial trust vote in the National Assembly at midnight on Saturday, becoming the first prime minister in the country’s history to be removed via a no-confidence motion.
Khan wrote on Twitter on Sunday, “Pakistan became an independent state in 1947; But the freedom struggle begins again today against a foreign conspiracy to change power. It is always the people of the country who defend their sovereignty and democracy.”
To recall, the opposition had filed a no-confidence motion on March 8, stipulating a set of events on the day of polling. On Saturday, 174 members registered their vote in favor of the resolution. A request was made in the Islamabad High Court to put Imran Khan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Fawad Chaudhry on the exit control list. If put on the list, Khan and his top ministers will not be able to leave the country.
On Saturday, ahead of the no-confidence motion, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Pakistan National Assembly tendered their resignations.
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Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday hailed the adoption of a no-confidence motion against Imran Khan as he urged members of the Pakistan National Assembly to mark April 10, 2022 as an important date in the country’s history. asked for
After weeks of high political drama, Imran Khan’s ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was ousted from power on Saturday. The vote on the no-confidence motion was finally held after the House was re-convened after midnight. In the 342-member House, 174 members voted in favor of the motion.
Ayaz Sadiq of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) said, “174 members have registered their vote in favor of the motion, resulting in the passage of a no-confidence motion against Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan by a majority vote.” Who was presiding over the session in the National Assembly.
Addressing Pakistani lawmakers after the resolution against Imran Khan was passed, Bilawal Zardari recalled what happened on April 10 and said that it was on this day that Pakistan approved the 1973 Constitution. “On April 10, 1986, Benazir Bhutto ended her exile and reached Lahore to begin her struggle against the former President of Pakistan, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq,” she said.