Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif To Face Vote Of Confidence, Claims Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif To Face Vote Of Confidence, Claims Imran Khan

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan said that President Arif Alvi will ask Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif soon to face a vote of confidence. Khan’s action comes after he’s seen stepping up his efforts to press the government for snap polls. During a media interaction and also in an interview on Hum News TV, Khan said: “Shehbaz Sharif tested us in Punjab and now it’s his turn to prove whether he enjoys a majority in the National Assembly or not,” reported PTI.

While citing differences in federal coalition as Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) threatened to leave over the issue of local body polls in Hyderabad and Karachi, Pakistan Tehreek-ie-Insaf chairman Khan said: “In the first, Shehbaz will be tested for a trust vote… and later we have other plans for him.” He added that President Alvi belongs to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the federal coalition is surviving on a very thin majority. In National Assembly, MQM-P has seven members, if it decides to quit, the Shehbaz government can’t survive.

Khan has already made it clear that in order to push the federal government to announce snap polls, he will sacrifice both Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies. He believes that only a fresh poll can steer the country out of the economic crisis.

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The federal government on the other hand insists that general elections will be held post the completion of the tenure of the current government, which will be in August.

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Meanwhile, the Punjab assembly of Pakistan has automatically been dissolved on Saturday when the province’s Governor Balighur Rehman refused to sign the summary sent by CM Chaudhry Parvez Elahi to disband the provincial legislature.

Elahi, a joint candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the PML-Q, signed the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly summary hours after he managed to obtain a vote of confidence.

As per the words of Imran Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly will also be dissolved in the next couple of days.

(With inputs from PTI)