akistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek a vote of confidence in the National Assembly, or the Parliament’s Lower House, today (Saturday) after his finance minister was defeated in an election for a seat in the senate.
“I am going to take a vote of confidence from the (National) Assembly. No matter if I sit in Opposition or am out of the Assembly, I will not spare anyone of you (Opposition leaders) until you return the money of this country,” Imran Khan said during his national address on Thursday.
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A day earlier, Imran issued a whip asking all members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, to follow the party line or face action.
In a letter addressed to “All Members of the Parliamentary Party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf in the National Assembly of Pakistan” regarding the “Vote of Confidence”, Imran Khan wrote, “You are required to take part in the voting on the resolution for a vote of confidence in the Prime Minister as per directions of the Party. The Party Head may declare any member to have defected from the political party and forward a copy of such declaration to the Election Commission in case he /she votes or abstains from voting contrary to the direction issued by the Party on vote of confidence in the Prime Minister under paragraph (ii) of clause (b) of Article 63A of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”