Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government is on the verge of losing a majority in parliament, with its three main allies about to leave its cabinet, a senior leader of a government-backed party said.
This would strengthen support for the opposition group in a confidence vote later this month, said Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, whose Pakistani Muslim League-Quaid party is a key member of the government, which has five members in the lower house of the National Assembly. interview on Hum TV on Tuesday evening.
“Now it is up to Imran Khani to personally contact his allied parties and persuade them to remain in the coalition government,” Elahi said. Otherwise, he is “100% in trouble.”
Opposition parties have called on the National Assembly to hold a vote of no confidence in Khan, citing mismanagement of the economy and foreign policy. Some government ministers have said MPs can vote between 28 and 30 March.
Elahir said his group, the 5-seat Balochistan Awami Party and the seven members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan have decided to make a joint decision to support the opposition or stay in government. The group, with a strength of 17 members, is enough to end Khan’s 7-seat majority in the National Assembly.
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