Opposition submits no-trust motion against PM Imran – Pakistan

PML-N spokeswoman Mariyum Aurangzeb said a delegation of high-ranking opposition lawmakers had submitted a bill of no confidence to Prime Minister Imran Khan to the National Assembly Secretariat on Tuesday.

Her confirmation came after a delegation of opposition lawmakers, including Rana Sanaullah, Ayaz Sadiq, Shazia Marri and Marriyum Aurangzeb, arrived at Islamabad’s Parliament House.

Aurangzeb said the documents were submitted to the Secretariat because Speaker Asad Qaiser was not in the office.

This image shows the first page of a no-confidence agreement. — Photo provided by the author

The opposition party submitted documents and a resolution of no confidence in the prime minister as the National Assembly was not currently in session according to Article 54 of the Constitution.

According to Article 54, the Speaker of the National Assembly may be convened when at least 25% of the total number of members have signed, and after that, the Speaker may convene a session for up to 14 days.

PPP Member Naveed Qamar said: Serb.com The request was signed by 140 MNAs.

Meanwhile, Article 95 of the Constitution and the Rules of the House of Representatives stipulate that a resolution of no confidence in the Prime Minister must obtain the consent of at least 20% of the total number of members, that is, at least 68 members. to vote for.

After the National Assembly opens, according to the rules of procedure, the Secretariat will circulate a resolution of no confidence, which will be moved to the next working day.

From the date the resolution is moved, it is stipulated that “no resolution can be passed before 3 days or even after 7 days have passed”. rule.

Therefore, the chairman must convene the House of Representatives by March 22, and the no-confidence bill must convene between March 26 and March 30.

In order for the no-confidence bill to succeed, the joint opposition must have a simple majority. That is, out of a total of 342 MNAs, 172 support is required.

In March of last year, the prime minister voluntarily requested a trustee vote after chaos in the Senate election. Showing off his power, he secured 178 votes, six more than was needed to win confidence in the National Assembly.

Government ‘will be strong’

Speaking to reporters at PM House, Prime Minister Imran argued that his government would not be ousted and would become stronger.

He said he was happy that this would be the opposition’s last attempt to oust him. “We will defeat them in an irreversible way by 2028,” he said.

The prime minister said of the estranged PTI leader Jahangir Tarin, “I know he will never join in with these robbers.”

The prime minister claimed there were “several foreign hands” behind the opposition. “The captain doesn’t reveal the strategy all at once,” he added.

The prime minister said Punjab Prime Minister Usman Buzdar is an “easy target”, adding that he only hates a hopeful prime minister.

He claimed to have offered bribes of 180 million rupees to lawmakers. “And I told them. [lawmakers] to take money from them [the opposition] And give it to the poor,” the prime minister added.

The prime minister said those who do not want an independent foreign policy are supporting the opposition. He added that the sons of former Prime Minister and PPP leader Yousuf Raza Gilani offered money to lawmakers, but no one took action.

“The tint and the crying have no reason. It’s all about money.”

The prime minister reiterated that the Pakistani army was with Pakistan and would never support “these thieves”. He said, “The opposition is not supported by the people, so the vested interests are with us.”

The prime minister further said, “What if the distrust movement does not succeed? I am currently playing a mind game, and I am a mind game master.”

‘PTI members are with the party’

After arriving at the National Assembly, the NA chairperson was attacked by the media when he went inside and asked about his reaction to the draft submitted by the opposition. But he did not appear to be swayed by the actions of the opposition.

“It’s their legal right. It’s going to be treated that way according to the rules, the laws and the constitution,” he said.

Reporters also asked how the NA chair would “manage” the House meeting. In particular, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation meeting is also scheduled for the end of this month.

“I submitted it right now,” he said. We will discuss it after we see it.” “Everything will be dealt with according to the law.”

When asked if the PTI members were united, he said, “PTI members are with the party. […] (No trust move) It’s good that it happened. doodh ka doodh, pani ka pani ho jaye (The problem becomes clearer).”

Qaiser also added that PTI is in contact with its ally PML-Q and will consult with the party. “Our ally is in the government.”

However, the NA speaker was silent on the possibility of change in the Punjab government or in a group of dissidents led by disgruntled leader Jahangir Tarin.

Meanwhile, Intelligence Minister Fawad Chaudhry said Pakistan has only one leader, Imran Khan, adding that the opposition will be defeated despite joint efforts.

Dr. Shahbaz Gill, Special Adviser for Political Communications to the Prime Minister, welcomed the no-confidence bill. He also delivered the Prime Minister’s message to the public, which he said would fight against this “trafficking”.

“Imran Khan will not give these thieves an NRO under any circumstances. Imran Khan is ready to take on the challenge,” he added, adding that he would deal a devastating blow to the opposition. “The whole nation is with (Imran) Khan.”

opposition to the task

Maulana Fazl announced on February 11 the alliance’s decision to push forward a no-confidence bill against Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying the PDM would reach out to PTI’s allies.

Fazl said the then-opposition coalition had not yet decided whether to submit a no-confidence bill for Speaker Asad Qaiser, adding that discussions were ongoing both within the opposition and with the legal team.

Since then, Lahore has been bustling with many political meetings between the PTI and its allies as well as opposition parties.

Last week, Maulana Fazl argued that the next few days will be important as the opposition will make the final decision on whether to submit a no-confidence bill to the government or to ask Congress.

He said the opposition had sought the support of more than 180 MPs in the 342 House of Representatives, claiming that they had the numbers necessary for the no-confidence bill to succeed.

The PTI faced major setbacks on Monday as cracks began to appear within the party while the opposition pushed ahead with plans to oust the government.

Prime Minister Imran’s aide Aleem Khan announced that he would join hands with disgruntled party leader Jahangir Tareen, and the panicked prime minister dispatched Sindh Governor Imran Ismail to Lahore to calm the former Punjab minister.

The Prime Minister, who presided over the PTI’s key committee meeting, decided to appease all the disgruntled party leaders when Aleem Khan, supported by over 34 Punjab MPAs, including 10 ministers, came back after a brief pause. Tarin.

For the first time in the PTI’s three-and-a-half-year reign, the former senior Punjab minister called the Center’s Imran Khan government and Usman Buzdar-led Punjab government “a change promised without fully fulfilling its mission.”

He also lamented the fact that “hard-working workers” were pushed out after the PTI came to power, saying that many still wonder why party loyalists, including Tareen, were pushed out.