Pakistan’s National Assembly rejects no-confidence motion against PM Imran Khan, opposition reaches Supreme Court

Pakistan’s National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri on Sunday rejected a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, calling it against Article 5 of the Constitution. He has dismissed it alleging foreign conspiracy.

Angered by the rejection of the no-confidence motion, the opposition has reached the Supreme Court. The opposition says that Imran Khan has violated the constitution. At the same time, in the midst of these developments, the Attorney General has resigned.

When the members of the opposition reached the house, they appeared confident about the no-confidence motion, but after the motion was rejected, they opposed the decision. The opposition needs the support of 172 of the 342 members in the lower house to oust Khan from the government, which he claims has the support of 177 members.

A no-confidence motion was moved by the united opposition on March 8, following which several incidents took place over fixing the polling day and tensions escalated as Khan claimed he was being targeted under a “foreign conspiracy” with the help of top opposition leaders.

The Pakistani Prime Minister on Saturday appealed to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters, especially the youth, to hold a “peaceful protest” on Sunday against the “foreign conspiracy” allegedly hatched against his government.

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