Imran Khan has lost his prime ministership after losing a no-confidence vote in Pakistan’s lower house of parliament. Leader of the Opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif addressed the National Assembly after the vote at midnight on Saturday. He said the new government would not pursue a policy of revenge. News of Geo News.
Shahbaz is the candidate of the opposition alliance in the National Assembly for the post of Prime Minister. At the beginning of his speech, he paid tribute to all the leaders of the alliance. Shahbaz said, ‘I do not want to go back to the bitterness of the past. We want to forget them and move on. We will not take revenge or do injustice. We will not send people to jail for no reason. The law and justice process will run at its own pace.
New government will not do politics of revenge
After Shahbaz, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Bilawal Bhutto spoke. He congratulated the council members for voting in favor of the no-confidence motion to oust Imran. Earlier, 184 votes were cast against Imran in the no-confidence motion. The proposal needed 162 votes to pass in the 342-seat National Assembly.
Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections. On April 3, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri dismissed the no-confidence motion as “unconstitutional”. On the same day, President Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly on the advice of the Prime Minister. As a result, Pakistan fell into an extreme political crisis.
In this situation, the Supreme Court gave a self-motivated notice. Opponents also took refuge in the court. After a five-day hearing, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the no-confidence motion and declared the decision to dissolve the National Assembly unconstitutional. At the same time, a five-judge bench headed by the chief justice directed to address the no-confidence motion on Saturday.