ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif tabled the No Confidence Motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan in the National Assembly on Monday.
The Motion was tabled under Article A-95 of the Constitution, and it had 161 Members as signatories.
Later, the Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser adjourned the Session till March 31, 2022.
— National Assembly of Pakistan🇵🇰 (@NAofPakistan) March 28, 2022
The Opposition requires 172 votes in favour of the No Confidence Motion to oust Imran Khan from the Prime Minister’s Office.
Meanwhile talking to media, the Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that as he has been saying for the last three months, Prime Minister Imran Khan will succeed on April 3 while the Opposition will fall short of 12 votes.
PML-Q to support Prime Minister Imran Khan: Shahbaz Gill
In a Twitter statement, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant for Political Communication Dr. Shahbaz Gill said that the federal government has decided in principal to replace Sardar Usman Buzdar with the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Pervez Elahi as the Chief Minister Punjab.
Shahbaz Gill said that PML-Q will support the prime minister in the motion tabled by the opposition alliance.
پاکستان تحریک انصاف چوہدری پرویز الہی کو وزیراعلی کے کینیڈیٹ کے طور پر سپورٹ کریں گے۔ ق لیگ نے وزیراعظم کی عدم اعتماد میں حمایت کا اعلان کر دیا
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) March 28, 2022
Sources said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders including Asad Umar, Shafqat Mahmood, Babar Awan, Pervez Khattak among others favoured Chaudhry Pervez Elahi for the Post while Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and Aamir Kiyani opposed the decision.
چوہدری پرویز الہی کی وزیراعظم عمران خان کیساتھ ملاقات۔
ملاقات میں تمام معاملات طے ہوگئے۔ق لیگ کا وزیراعظم پر اعتماد کا اظہاراورحمائیت کا اعلان۔وزیراعلی عثمان بزدار نے اپنا استعفی وزیر اعظم کو پیش کردیا
وزیراعظم عمران خان کا چوہدری پرویز الہی کو پنجاب کا وزیراعلی نامزد کرنےفیصلہ pic.twitter.com/h3G3wYwX8D
— Farrukh Habib (@FarrukhHabibISF) March 28, 2022
BAP, Tariq Bashir Cheema back opposition
On the other hand, the PML-Q leader and the Minister for Housing and Works Tariq Bashir Cheema has resigned from the Federal Cabinet, and he has announced to vote against Imran Khan in the motion.
Separately, Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) has also announced to support opposition’s No Confidence Motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.