Imran Khan has lost the no-confidence vote against him in Pakistan’s National Assembly. The results of the vote were declared at around 1:00 PST (1:30 IST), with 174 members favouring the resolution of no-trust.
The speaker and the deputy speaker of the Pakistan National Assembly tendered their resignations shortly before the vote was initiated. This came after the Pakistan National Assembly's session was adjourned till 9:30 pm, but resumed only at around 11:45 pm, shortly before the court’s 9 April deadline for the vote.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan had opened its doors to hear a contempt of court case after midnight, if the no-trust vote was not conducted
Imran Khan earlier refuted reports of dismissing Army Chief Qamar Jawed Bajwa
Pakistan Foreign Minister SM Qureshi had earlier changed his Twitter bio to being a 'former' minister, ahead of the no-trust vote
The Pakistani Opposition says it has the support of more than 172 members in the 342-seat assembly
Pakistan National Assembly Adjourned, to meet again on 11 April to Elect New PM
The Pakistan National Assembly was adjourned and the House will meet again on 11 April at 2 pm to elect a new PM.
Ayaz Sadiq of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, who chaired the no-trust vote session, said the nomination papers for the new PM may be submitted by 2 PM on 10 April and the scrutiny would be done by 3 PM.
'Welcome Back to Purana Pakistan': Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Addresses Pak Assembly
"Congratulations to Pakistan and this House. Welcome back to purana Pakistan," Pakistan Peoples Party leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said, taking a jibe against Imran Khan's 'Naya Pakistan' election campaign.
Leader of Opposition Shehbaz Sharif Addresses Pak Assembly
Leader of Opposition Shehbaz Sharif addresses the Pakistan National Assembly after the results of the no-trust vote were declared, hailing the deseating of Imran Khan as a new chapter for Pakistan.
Sharif is likely to succeed Khan as the new PM of Pakistan. "We will not take any revenge, or put any innocent people in jails. But law will take its course," Sharif said in his speech, noting that the new alliance will rebuild Pakistan.
"This is a day to smile," he said.
Results of No-Trust Vote Declared: 174 Members Favour Ousting Imran Khan
Imran Khan has lost the no-confidence vote against him in Pakistan’s National Assembly. The results of the vote were declared at around 1:00 PST (1:30 IST), with 174 members of the 342-seat Assembly favouring the resolution of no-trust.