ISLAMABAD :(Web Desk)- Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif on Monday tabled a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Lower House of the Parliament.
The assembly session began under the chairmanship of Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri. Opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, while tabling the motion, said that he was presenting a no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister. The Motion was tabled under Article A-95 of the Constitution, and it had 161 Members as signatories.
After the no-confidence motion was moved by the opposition leader, the members were counted in which the members of the ruling coalition and dissident members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) were not present.
After the counting of the members who stood up in favour of the motion, the deputy speaker approved a discussion on the no-confidence motion.
Later, the Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser adjourned the Session till March 31. The Opposition requires 172 votes in the favour of the No Confidence Motion to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The Opposition parties are confident that they can get the support of 172 members in the house of 342 to dislodge the government, while the government claims that it enjoys the required support in the house to foil the attempt.
PM Imran Khan came to power in 2018. The premier is heading a coalition government and he can be removed if some of the partners decide to switch sides.
The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan s party, has 155 members in the 342-member National Assembly and needs at least 172 lawmakers on its side to remain in the government.
On the other hand, the representatives of the opposition parties met Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser at his chamber.
During the meeting, matters pertaining to laws regarding national assembly came under discussion.
On the occasion, Asad Qaiser assured the representatives of the opposition parties of conduct the session in accordance with the Constitution.
In his discussion with the opposition leaders, the NA speaker said that no-confidence motion will be presented today and after tabling the motion.
The meeting agreed to prorogue Lower House of Parliament session for two more days.
The meeting also agreed that after a break of two days, discussion on no-confidence motion will be discussed in the assembly.