Opposition submits no-trust motion against PM Imran Khan

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he opposition is also considering putting forward the no-confidence vote against the speaker of the National Assembly, Asad Qaiser.
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Opposition submits the no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday. Maryam Aurangzeb, a senior member of the PMLN confirmed the news. A delegation of the opposition lawmakers including Rana Sanaullah, Ayaz Sadiq, Shazia Marri, and Marriyum Aurangzeb reached the Parliament house in the morning. Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser was not present in his office, that’s why the motion is submitted with Secretariat. Pakistan Democratic Movement leader Maulana Fazal ur Rehman, PMLN leader Shehbaz Sharif and PPP co-chair Asif Ali Zardari will be holding a press conference soon to announce the decision about the no-trust motion against the government. Moreover, the opposition is also considering putting forward the no-confidence vote against the speaker of the National Assembly, Asad Qaiser.

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After the filing of the motion, the speaker has three to seven days to summon a session of the NA to conduct voting. Against the Prime Minister, the opposition needs 172 votes of no-trust. The balloting against the speaker will be held secretly if the opposition files a no-confidence vote against it. While the balloting against the Prime Minister will be open. However, Fazal ur Rehman said that the opposition has not yet decided that it will submit the vote against speaker or not.

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