ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that He has advised the President of Pakistan to dissolve National Assembly and call for early elections.
He made this announcement in an address to the nation Sunday noon after the speaker of the National Assembly unconstitutionally rejected the no-confidence motion of opposition.
The session of the National Assembly earlier convened to vote on a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Khan. The opposition needed 172 votes for the vote to succeed and they had gathered 177 members in the assembly to vote.
When the session started Law Minister Fawad Chaudhry asked the speaker if a no-confidence motion can be brought through a conspiracy with the help of a foreign power? He was hinting at allegations of Khan that the US government is behind the move to oust Khan.
In response to Chaudhry’s question, the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly ordered, on behalf of the Speaker National Assembly, that no foreign government can remove a government in Pakistan. He then announced to reject the no-confidence motion and prorogued the session.
Mustafa Nawaz Khokar, a leader of the opposition announced to challenge the ruling of the speaker and the decision of Khan to dissolve assemblies in the supreme court of Pakistan.
What happened in National Assembly today proves that PTI government has made Pakistan a banana republic just to keep @ImranKhanPTI. This is pure fascism.
— Adnan Aamir (@iAdnanAamir) April 3, 2022
Ahsan Bhoon, the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association, has requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan to intervene against the unconstitutional steps taken by the government today before it’s too late.
Earlier in the day, the opposition had submitted a no-confidence motion against Speaker of National Assembly Asad Qaisar.
The federal government also sacked Chaudhry Sarwar as Governor of Punjab and He was replaced by Umar Sarfraz Cheema.
The session of the Punjab Assembly, which was held today to elect the new Chief Minister has also been delayed till 6th April.
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