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Pakistani PM Imran Khan Loses Majority When Key Allies Deal With Opposition


Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will face a no -confidence vote in the Pakistani Parliament on April 3

Islamabad:

Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf government led by Imran Khan received a heavy slap in the face by key ally and key coalition partner of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM) after it reached an agreement with the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

“The opposition is united and MQM has reached an agreement. The Rabta MQM Committee and PPP CEC will ratify the agreement. We will then share details with the media in tomorrow’s IA press conference. Congratulations Pakistan,” tweeted PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

As is currently the case, Imran Khan’s government has lost a majority in the lower house of Pakistan’s Parliament following late -night developments ahead of a no -confidence motion or a no -trust vote against Imran Khan.

Pakistan’s co-opposition now has 177 members of the state assembly after the ruling coalition partner MQM-P decided to part ways with the Imran Khan-led government that remains with 164 MNA (Members of the State Assembly).

In particular, to succeed in the no -confidence motion against the Prime Minister, Pakistan’s co -opposition needs the support of 172 MNAs.

The Pakistan National Assembly has a total strength of 342 members, with a majority score of 172. The PTI leadership coalition was formed with the support of 179 members, but now, after MQM-P left the party, PTI stands with 164 supporting members and the Opposition now has 177 supporting members in the state assembly. and they do not need the support of disgruntled PTI MNAs.

Meanwhile, after Imran Khan claimed there were parties trying to overthrow his government with the help of foreign funds, federal minister Asad Umar claimed the PM was ready to show a letter to Pakistan Chief Justice (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial to support his claim.

Imran Khan had said during his rally, “Attempts are being made through foreign money to change the government in Pakistan. Our people are being used. Mostly unintentionally, but some people are using money to oppose us. We know from where the attempts are being made. Pressing us. We are has been threatened in writing but we will not compromise in the national interest. “

The MQM-P’s decision to support the Opposition was made after both sides signed a draft prepared by Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab. The signatories also include Opposition leader in the Senate Shahbaz Sharif, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, and Pakistan People’s Party Co -Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, according to Geo TV Pakistan citing sources.

MQM-P leader Faisal Subzwari confirmed the report on the MQM-P in favor of the opposition and tweeted, “The agreement between the Joint Opposition and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement of Pakistan has been finalized.”

In a statement, the MQM-P spokesperson also confirmed the party’s Rabta Committee will meet at their Bahadurabad office, at 2pm today, where the draft will be tabled for confirmation.

A no -confidence vote against Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, which is expected to take place on April 3.

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