Imran Khan No-Trust Vote Live Updates: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is trying to save his chair. Major ally Muttahida Quami Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) has withdrawn its support. With this, he has ‘lost the majority’ in the National Assembly. Today there is a no-trust vote on the no-confidence motion brought against the Pak PM, after which it will be decided whether Imran Khan will remain the PM of Pakistan or not. Meanwhile, the red zone areas around the Parliament have been sealed before voting. Thousands of soldiers have been deployed. As a precautionary measure, Section 144 is in force in Islamabad.
In the more than 73-year long history of Pakistan, it has been ruled by a powerful army for more than half the time. So far, the army has been involved in a lot of matters related to security and foreign policy in Pakistan. Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa reportedly met Prime Minister Imran Khan this week amid the ongoing political crisis in the country.
Imran Khan on Saturday appealed to the youth of the country to hold a “peaceful demonstration” against a “foreign conspiracy” allegedly hatched against his government, but also asked not to criticize the Pakistan Army. Khan said during a live Q&A session that he has “more than one plan” for Sunday’s vote on the no-confidence motion moved in the National Assembly. Terming it as a “war for the future” of the country, Khan said that Pakistan is standing at a critical juncture. The Prime Minister said that the politics of Pakistan has reached a point where the people of the country will have to take a decision.
Addressing PTI MPs at the prime minister’s residence on Saturday, Imran Khan took a jibe at Sharif, saying those who have kept ‘sherwani’ ready to take oath as the prime minister do not know what is going to happen to him on Sunday. Khan said, ‘The match does not end till the last ball, I am not worried about tomorrow… Inshallah (if Allah wills) we will win.’
The red zone areas around the Parliament have been sealed before voting on the no-confidence motion. 8 thousand soldiers are deployed in the area. Containers have been kept on major roads in the Parliament area. Movement has been stopped for the common people here. At the same time, along with the implementation of Section 144 in Islamabad, many metro services have also been stopped.