Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says he will not resign, rejecting opposition calls for him to step down ahead of a no-confidence motion against him in his toughest challenge since coming to power in 2018.
Pakistan’s parliament will convene on Friday to start proceedings for a no-confidence motion. It could take several days before an actual vote to decide if Khan will be removed. The National Assembly secretariat Thursday night issued the agenda for the crucial Friday’s session of the House.
According to the orders of the day issued by the NA secretariat, besides other issues, the no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan has also been placed on the agenda for tomorrow’s session of the lower house.
The 41st session of the NA will begin at the Parliament House in Islamabad on Friday. NA Speaker Asad Qaisar has summoned the session on the requisition from the opposition benches. The no-trust motion against Khan will also be tabled in the house.
“This House is of the view that PM Imran Khan has lost the confidence of the majority of the members of the National Assembly of Pakistan, therefore, he should cease to hold office,” read the agenda.
It added that the leave is granted to move a resolution for a vote of no-confidence under Article 95(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, read with rule 37 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, 2007, against Imran Khan.
“If leave is granted, resolution for a vote of no-confidence against the prime minister to be moved,” it added.