Imran Khan seeks vote of confidence in Pakistan Parliament after finance minister loses Senate polls

Imran Khan seeks vote of confidence in Pakistan Parliament after finance minister loses Senate polls

Pakistan minister Shafqat Mahmood mentioned that the vote of confidence might be held in an ‘open setting’, opposite to the vote for the Senate seat which was held by a secret poll

Imran Khan seeks vote of confidence in Pakistan Parliament after finance minister loses Senate polls

File picture of Imran Khan. Twitter@PTIofficial

Islamabad: Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Wednesday determined to hunt a vote of confidence within the Parliament after his finance minister was defeated within the hotly contested Senate elections.

Khan’s shut aide and Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh misplaced to former premier Yusuf Raza Gilani within the Senate election on Wednesday.

Khan, additionally the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), had personally campaigned for his Cupboard colleague.

Gilani, a Pakistan Peoples’ Get together (PPP) veteran, was a consensus candidate of the Opposition alliance – Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM).

A number of Opposition leaders closely criticised Khan after Gilani’s win, calling for him to resign because the prime minister.

Hours after the outcomes have been declared, Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi mentioned the premier has determined to hunt a vote of confidence.

The choice was taken within the assembly of the celebration after consultations, mentioned Qureshi, Vice Chairman of the ruling celebration.

Schooling Minister Shafqat Mahmood mentioned {that a} vote of confidence could be held in an open setting opposite to the vote for senate seat which was held by a secret poll.

Earlier, addressing the media together with Gilani after the victory, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari requested Khan to step down because the defeat of his candidate confirmed that he has misplaced confidence within the Nationwide Meeting.

“Imran Khan ought to resign, this isn’t solely the Opposition’s demand however of the federal government’s personal members,” Bilawal mentioned, including that “a brand new period was beginning in Pakistan’s democratic journey”.

He thanked the PDM management and mentioned that Gilani’s win was a win for all democratic forces in Pakistan. “This puppet authorities has misplaced from its personal parliament and the folks of Pakistan have gained.”

Gilani mentioned that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif known as him from London, the place he lives, and “congratulated him on the fantastic victory”.

PML-N Vice-president Maryam Nawaz tweeted that Khan has no proper to rule the nation as “their (PTI) personal folks, regardless of strain on them, refused to vote for Imran Khan (candidate).”

PML-N senior chief Ahsan Iqbal additionally mentioned that Prime Minister Khan ought to resign tonight. “Imran and his ministers cannot even solid their votes correctly; how can they run a rustic?”

He was referring to the media stories that Khan’s personal vote and that of his two ministers have been among the many seven rejected votes, which price them the coveted seat, as Shaikh was defeated by a meagre 5 vote margin.

The ruling celebration leaders, nevertheless, rejected requires resignation of Khan. “The Opposition leaders ought to be ashamed. With what face and character can they are saying that Imran Khan ought to resign or say to convey no confidence in opposition to him, Data Minister Shibli Faraz mentioned.

Each the federal government and opposition had been accusing one another of utilizing cash to affect and swing the loyalty of lawmakers.

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