Pakistan’s Imran Khan government’s crisis has been averted for the time being. A total of 178 votes were cast in favor of the government led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party during a vote of confidence in the National Assembly on Sunday. He needed at least 171 MPs to save his government. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has proposed in Parliament, on which the Imran Khan government won the trust vote after the voting started.
Earlier, on the eve of discussions on the Imran government’s majority, the opposition coalition announced on Friday that they would boycott the confidence vote and claimed that their candidate’s victory in the Senate election was a “no-confidence motion” against the Prime Minister. is.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is seeking a vote of confidence in the National Assembly today. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has tabled the resolution and voting will start shortly: Pakistan media
– ANI (@ANI) March 6, 2021
Why came the crisis on Imran’s government?
Significantly, PDM candidate and former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday defeated the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Abdul Hafiz Sheikh in the Senate elections in a close contest. This was a major setback for Khan, who campaigned privately for Finance Minister Abdul Hafiz Sheikh.
Rehman said that Gilani’s victory was “a no-confidence motion against Khan in his own right”. He claimed that President Arif Alvi had called a session on Saturday by issuing a notification and assuredly that Prime Minister Khan had “majority”. Have lost the faith of ” and hence they need to get the confidence vote. Prime Minister Imran Khan has called a meeting of his colleagues on Friday to prepare a strategy before getting a trust vote in the National Assembly.
Imran wants 171 MPs to support
Khan needed the support of 171 MPs in the National Assembly as there are 340 members out of a total of 342 members in the House and two seats are vacant. Khan’s PTI has 157 MPs while the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has 83 members and the Pakistan Peoples Party has 55 MPs.