Pak PM Imran Khan Likely To Resign Ahead Of No-Trust Vote, When a crucial coalition partner stated its seven legislators would vote with the opposition, Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) effectively lost its majority in the 342-member house last week.
When a crucial coalition partner stated its seven legislators would vote with the opposition, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party effectively lost its majority in the assembly last week.
More than a dozen members of the ruling party have stated that they will vote no, despite the fact that party officials are attempting to have the courts block them from doing so.
On Saturday, Khan urged supporters to come to the streets to peacefully oppose what he described as an international “plot” to depose him. During a public question-and-answer phone-in televised by state television, he remarked, “I ask you all to protest for an independent and free Pakistan.”
Imran Khan accused the US of meddling in Pakistan’s affairs earlier this week.
Imran Khan accused the opposition of working with Washington to depose him because he refuses to support the West in global conflicts with Russia and Ukraine.
The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) lead the opposition, two traditionally squabbling dynastic factions that dominated national politics for decades until Khan formed an alliance against them.
If Khan goes, the PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif is tipped to become the next prime minister – but on Saturday the government moved to have him sent back to jail to await trial on money-laundering charges that have been pending since 2020.
Sharif is the younger brother of three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was deposed and imprisoned in 2017 on corruption accusations and is currently receiving medical treatment in the United Kingdom after being freed from prison two years later.