Pakistan ousts PM Imran Khan in no-confidence vote

Pakistan’s lower house of parliament on Sunday voted in favour of removing Prime Minister Imran Khan from office, following a nearly 14-hour standoff between the opposition and Khan’s ruling party that started on Saturday morning.

Opposition parties were able to secure 174 votes in the 342-member House in support of the no-confidence motion, the house speaker said, making it a majority vote. There were just a few legislators of Khan’s ruling party present for the process.

The vote means Khan will no longer hold office and the country’s lower house will now elect a new prime minister and government.

The combined opposition that spans the political spectrum from the left to the religious will form the new government, with the head of one of the largest parties, the Pakistani Muslim League-Nawaz, taking over as prime minister.


Khaleej Times

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