After the Senate setback, Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek a vote of confidence in the National Assembly today (Saturday).
According to the details, President Dr Arif Alvi has summoned the session of National Assembly today at 12:15 pm for this purpose.
Imran Khan is the second Prime Minister in the history of Pakistan who is going to the National Assembly for a ‘voluntary’ vote of confidence.
The Opposition alliance, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), will be boycotting the NA session.
Who Will Table The Resolution?
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will table the resolution asking for a vote of confidence from the lawmakers in the lower house of the Parliament.
As per reports, the resolution would state that:
“This House reposes confidence in the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan, as required under clause (7) of Article 91 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”
Moreover, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed all the MNAs of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to ensure their timely presence in the House in a bid to win the vote of confidence.
In a letter, PM Imran said, “You are required to take part in the voting on a resolution for a vote of confidence in the prime minister as per the direction of the party.”
In addition to this, Imran Khan warned that action will be taken against the absentee MNAs under Article 63-A of the Constitution.
PM Will Easily Get Vote Of Confidence
On Friday, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz expressed the hope that Prime Minister Imran Khan will easily get vote of confidence from the National Assembly.
He said all members present in the meeting reposed their trust in the leadership of Imran Khan, which will be demonstrated in the parliament as well.
Shibli Faraz said it is unfortunate that PML-N and the PPP nurtured the politics of money and corruption in the politics, which also adversely affected the morality of the nation.
He said Imran Khan believes in politics of morality instead of power and our party took practical steps to eliminate the culture of use of money from the politics.