Imran Khan No Confidence Vote : Tension Elevates As Party Men Threaten Revolt
What could be a really bad news for Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, 24 lawmakers from Imran Khan’s ruling party have openly threatened to vote against him on the no confidence vote motion presented in Parliament by the Opposition. The no confidence vote result will be announced by the end of this month.
Around 100 lawmakers from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have put forward a no-confidence motion before the National Assembly Secretariat on March 8, alleging that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf government led by Khan was responsible for the economic crisis and the spiralling inflation in the country.
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Imran Khan, 69, is heading a coalition government and he can be removed if some of the partners decide to switch sides.
In the 342-member National Assembly, the Opposition needs 272 votes to remove Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician.
The PTI has 155 members in the House and needs at least 172 lawmakers on its side to remain in the government. The party has the support of 23 members belonging to at least six political parties.