Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said Imran Khan “has now lost his majority” in the Senate and Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif will be the country’s prime minister soon.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the confidence vote which is expected to take place in the next few days, Bilawal Bhutto thanked the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) for working with the opposition and decided to support them to remove Imran Khan as Prime Minister in the vote do not believe.
He said voting should be held on Thursday.
“Imran Khan has now lost his majority. He is no longer the Prime Minister. Parliament is sitting tomorrow. Let’s hold a vote tomorrow and resolve this matter. Then we can start working on transparent elections and the journey towards democratic restoration and an end. To the economic crisis can begin , “said the PPP chairman.
Bilawal Bhutto also said that Shahbaz Sharif, the brother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, “will soon” be the country’s prime minister.
“The working relationship of the PPP and MQM-P has nothing to do with the no-confidence motion. Both parties need to work together for the development of Karachi and Pakistan,” he added.
The PPP chairman said Shehbaz Sharif had challenged the Pakistani Prime Minister to resign. “He (Imran Khan) has no choice yet. He can resign or be fired for disbelief,” Bilawal Bhutto said.
Earlier on Tuesday, the ruling PTI got another shock when the MQM-P, an ally of the government, decided to side with the opposition and support them in a no-confidence motion against Imran Khan.
After a no -confidence motion against the Pakistani PM was tabled in the National Assembly with a total of 161 votes in favor, the proceedings were adjourned till March 31.
While Imran Khan is facing growing pressure with some allies leaving the ruling coalition ahead of a no -confidence vote, Pakistani Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said the Pakistani prime minister would not resign.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan is a player who fights until the last ball. He will not get a resignation,” Fawad Chaudhry said in a tweet in Urdu.
Imran Khan is in a state of uncertainty, with a no -confidence motion expected on April 3.
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