Imran Khan no-confidence motion: Pakistan PM to address nation amid debate in National Assembly – latest updates

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No confidence motion against Imran Khan

New Delhi/Islamabad: Discussion on no-confidence motion against Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has begun in the National Assembly. The numbers are heavily against the Prime Minister, who has lost key allies to the opposition led by Shehbaz Sharif.

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  • Imran Khan has offered to dissolve the National Assembly if the no-confidence motion against him is withdrawn, according to news agency ANI. An “important personality” has given a message of Khan to the Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif, agency reported citing Pakistan’s Geo News.

As of today, Khan has 164 members on his side, while the opposition has managed to get 177 – five more than the required number to form the government. Imran Khan will also address the nation this evening, Fawad Chaudhry said in another tweet.

Khan was scheduled to address to the nation on Wednesday but he cancelled his after meeting Pakistan Army chief General Gamar Javed Bajwa and ISI DG Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum. According to Fawad Chaudhry, Khan met the military leadership twice.

Reports say that Army Chief Bajwa and ISI Chief Hameed had told Imran Khan to hand in his resignation before the OIC Conference in Islamabad on 23 March.

The National Assembly, the lower House of Pakistan’s Parliament, is scheduled to debate on the no-confidence motion tabled by the joint Opposition.