Imran Khan dares Opposition to table no-confidence motion

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has dared the Opposition alliance to table a no-confidence motion in Parliament to oust him, as he criticized its call to lawmakers for mass resignations to force him to call snap polls.

Khan said that he did not backtrack from holding a national dialogue to steer the country out of multiple crises.

An 11-party Opposition alliance announced on Tuesday that their lawmakers will resign en masse by the end of this month from Parliament to paralyze the government and force Prime Minister Khan to call snap polls.

The decision was taken after the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of 11 Opposition parties formed in September this year to overthrow Prime Minister Khan’s government, held a marathon meeting in Islamabad.

Khan said the Constitutional way to send a government packing is to table a no-confidence motion in Parliament. “If the Opposition wants to move a no-confidence motion, they should come and do so in the assemblies,” he said.

He also criticized the PDM’s call for en masse resignations. “Parliament is the best place for political dialogues and I’m ready to respond to all questions [in Parliament]. Democracy will only work when there is a debate,” he said while talking to the media on Wednesday in Sialkot city in Punjab province.

Khan said the Opposition wanted quashing of corruption cases. “We have no problem and the government is ready to hold talks on any issue but the NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) like concession will not be discussed,” he said, adding that the graft cases would not be closed.

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