No-confidence motion against Pak PM Imran Khan


Pakistan’s opposition parties on Tuesday submitted a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, seeking to remove him from office after holding his government responsible for the uncontrolled inflation.
The motion document, which was signed by about 100 lawmakers from the Pakistan Muslims League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), was submitted with the National Assembly Secretariat, the PTI reported quoting PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb.
As per rules, signatures of at least 68 Members of Parliament were required to force the Speaker to summon a session, which should be convened between three to seven days to conduct a vote on a no-confidence motion.
In the House of 342, the Opposition needed the support of 172 members of the National Assembly to remove the Prime Minister and his cabinet. Imran, 69, is heading a coalition government and he can be removed if some of the partners decide to switch sides, which is not unusual in parliamentary democracies.
Opposition parties blame Imran’s government for uncontrolled inflation that has broken the back of poor people of the country, while Imran accuses them of trying to remove as he was not willing to condone the alleged corruption by the leading Opposition leaders.
Imran, a former cricketer, came to power in 2018 and elections are to be held in 2023 if he succeeded to ward off the challenge of the no-trust move. He had promised to clean the country of corruption and create a new Pakistan.
Last year in March, the premier had voluntarily sought a trust vote following an upset in Senate elect

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