After National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar resigned and handed over the Speaker chair to Ayaz Sadiq in the final moments of Saturday, the no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan passed with 174 votes in favour.
Soon after the new day began, PML-N leader and former Speaker NA Ayaz Sadiq conducted voting on the no-trust motion. None of the PTI’s dissident MNAs voted in the election.
A no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan received 174 votes in favour. A no-confidence motion against an elected prime minister has succeeded for the first time in Pakistan’s history.
The vote on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan was completed earlier this week. Following the resignations of the NA speaker and deputy speaker, Ayaz Sadiq of the PML-N chaired a committee of the chairman of the house to investigate the matter.
The session, which began at 10.30 a.m., was adjourned four times throughout the day, with members from the Treasury and Opposition benches expressing their views.
To remove the premier via a no-trust motion, the joint opposition needs the support of at least 172 lawmakers out of a total of 342 lawmakers.