Imran Khan-led government of Pakistan lost the no-trust vote in the national Assembly as the united Opposition secured 174 votes out of the total 342 members.
New Delhi: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz has alleged that ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan so desperate to save his chair that he begged Pakistan Army till last minutes.
It is evident that Pakistan Army plays major role in matters of security and foreign policy and is capable to dethrone any government. This time, however, it reportedly distanced itself away from the change of guard in the state. .
Maryam referred to the time buying tactics of Imran Khan Government while conducting no-trust vote in the national assembly. Matter went to the Supreme Court following which Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI)-led government was forced to conduct floor test.
After a high-octane midnight drama, the Imran Khan-led government of Pakistan lost the no-trust vote in the national Assembly as the united Opposition secured 174 votes out of the total 342 members. With this, Khan became the first Prime Minister of Pakistan who was removed from his post by a no-trust motion.
Shehbaz Sharif, who was elected the Prime Minister of Pakistan, had appreciated the opposition parties for ousting the government. “It is not a routine affair in Pakistan. Now the country will follow the path of honesty and legality. We are here for a bright future for the country and we will not act with vendetta against anyone. We will not jail anyone innocent. Law will take its course,” Sharif had said.
As Khan stayed defiant till the last hours, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the national Assembly had submitted their resignations moments before the no-trust motion and the House elected a new Speaker from the united Opposition to conduct the further proceedings. Members of Imran Khan’s party also walked out from the floor of the House before the voting commenced and only the Opposition members, fighting under one banner, took part in the voting process.