Imran Khan first Pakistan Prime Minister to lose trust vote


Islamabad: Imran Khan lost the no-confidence vote against him in the Pakistan National Assembly in the wee hours of Sunday, thus becoming the first Prime Minister in the nation to be removed through the process.

The National Assembly session, which began on Saturday 10. 30 am, was adjourned multiple times. The House will meet again on April 11 at 2 pm to elect the new Prime Minister. Speaker Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri had resigned before the voting began.

Imran Khan, who was elected as the Prime Minister in 2018, faced a no-confidence vote largely on accusations of economic mismanagement.

The 69-year-old cricket star-politician – accused of derailing the national economy – had alleged a “foreign conspiracy” amid mounting criticism. He even named a US diplomat in the midst of the controversy. Shehbaz Sharif is the choice of the opposition for Khan’s replacement.

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