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Vote of Confidence; National Assembly Session Underway

Prime Minister Imran Khan is seeking the vote of confidence today at the National Assembly. While all the opposition parties, on the other hand, have boycotted the session.

The session begins at 12:15 pm and has a single-point agenda, according to the National Assembly Secretariat.

The premier needs 172 votes to win the confidence vote.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi tabled a resolution in the House on which voting will be held.

The resolution states: “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 Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”

 

Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry in a tweet shared that 173 lawmakers have reached the Parliament House.

“So far, 173 members of [National] Assembly have arrived in the government lobby [while] five members will reach within 15-20 minutes. Hopefully, 178 members of Assembly will have gathered in support of their leader before Imran Khan arrives at the Parliament,” he said.

Meanwhile, the opposition has boycotted the National Assembly session.

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The situation at D-Chowk Islamabad turned into a battleground after PML-N leaders and supporters clashed with the security forces and PTI supporters.

While PTI supporters are gathered at the D-Chowk to celebrate the early victory of their leader.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has said that the absence of the opposition from the parliament session is deplorable.

While talking to the media, he said that the opposition would go where there would be secret balloting.

Interior Minister hoped that PM Imran Khan would take the vote of confidence easily. “Imran Khan will start a new political life. The prime minister’s step is highly laudable and the government has won a majority of seats in the Senate,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Asad Umar, Planning Minister expressed that PM Imran Khan will get the vote .

 

 

 

Saman Siddiqui

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