No-confidence motion against PM and resignation of Punjab Chief Minister

Political turmoil erupted again in Pakistan on Monday, beginning with a no-confidence motion against the Punjab Chief Minister and ending with a no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister in the National Assembly.
No-confidence motion against PM and resignation of Punjab Chief Minister
PM Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister present during a function (File photo: Usman Bazdar / Facebook)


Political turmoil erupted again in Pakistan on Monday, beginning with a no-confidence motion against the Punjab Chief Minister and ending with a no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister in the National Assembly. ۔

In a major session of the National Assembly on Monday, the united opposition moved a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, after which the Deputy Speaker adjourned the session till Thursday.

The meeting started late and was soon adjourned till the evening of March 31. In that short span of time, the Leader of the Opposition sought permission to table the resolution, after which the counting process began in the House.

On this occasion, 161 members of the House stood in their seats and approved the resolution, after which Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri adjourned the sitting till Thursday for further discussion on the no-confidence motion.

Apparently, all this happened in a very calm manner in the National Assembly, but the process of giving a real ‘surprise’ began outside the Assembly.

First of all, PML-N senior leader Rana Sanaullah came out of the National Assembly and said, “Our numbers are complete.”

He said that there were 161 members in the National Assembly while Ali Wazir was in jail and Jam Karim was out of the country which would add 163 members to the opposition.

Talking to Independent Urdu correspondent Mona Khan, he said that the process of talks with the allies has also been completed which will be announced in the next few days.

But even before his announcement, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had given a “surprise” and announced that the PML-Q would support the government in the no-confidence motion.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had a meeting with PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervez Elahi in which “all matters” were settled.

However, the real news was that according to Farrukh Habib, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar has submitted his resignation to the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister had decided to nominate Pervez Elahi as the Chief Minister.

After this news, there was a sudden stir in the media and it was said that this was probably the surprise that Prime Minister Imran Khan was talking about for a few days.

But even this news did not last long as ‘big news’ because after a few moments the news started coming from the sources that Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) has decided to separate from the government.

Then all of a sudden the leaders of the united opposition appeared on the TV screens where they were accompanied by members of the Balochistan Awami Party which made the situation clearer.

Leaders of the united opposition, including Shahbaz Sharif, Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto, and Maulana Fazlur Rehman, announced at a joint press conference in Islamabad on Monday evening that four Balochistan Awami Party MPs had decided to join the opposition. done.

It should be noted that out of the total five MPs of BAP, four announced their support to the opposition.

During a joint press conference, Shahbaz Sharif said, We value this decision and will live up to its expectations.”

Speaking on the occasion, Khalid Magsi, a member of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) who was present at the occasion, said that he had reached this conclusion after consulting his colleagues.

He said that the United Opposition had come up with a new intention after the previous experiments so they accepted his invitation.

Political maneuvering and tug-of-war have not ended here as there has been a meeting between government members and Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM) and now all eyes are on MQM Pakistan to decide what to do on this occasion.

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