The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has been removed by a no-trust vote. He has become the first Prime Minister to be removed by a no-trust vote. Khan was very confident that he would survive till the last ball, and was expelled after midnight, following the high drama in the Pakistan assembly throughout the day.
After the removal of Khan as Prime Minister, the leader of the opposition Shehbaz Sharif, brother of former three-time PM Nawaz Sharif, was nominated as the joint candidate for the election. Following the nomination, Shaif thanked the opposition leaders for “standing up for the constitution.”
Alongside, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party has nominated Shah Mahmood Qureshi as their candidate. The National Assembly is likely to elect the new Prime Minister.
The Chairman of the opposition party, PPP’s Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has congratulated the public of Pakistan. While congratulating, he said, “Democracy was under attack for the last three years. Welcome to old Pakistan.”
Amid high drama, the Speaker, as well as the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, have resigned ahead of the court deadline for the vote. Moreover, Prime Minister Khan had confidently made an announcement earlier in the cabinet meeting that he will not be going to resign.
While asking the public of Pakistan to protect the nation’s sovereignty, PM Khan last night asked the people to hit the streets and peacefully protest against an “imported government.”
At the same time, making sensational comments, PM Khan has made a claim that foreign powers are trying to capsize his government, and Pakistan’s legislators are being traded like sheep to fulfill this.
Khan said, “We got to know that US diplomats were meeting our people. Then we also got to know about the whole plan. He is not at that liberty to disclose all the information publically owing to national security concerns. The US has bluntly rejected these allegations saying there is absolutely no truth to such comments.