Turnout in Pakistan Fall of Imran Khan Shahbaz Sharif is The Prime Minister Shahbaz-Qureshi submits nomination for new PM election.
After many dramas, Imran Khan fell in the no-confidence vote in the lower house of Pakistan’s parliament, the National Assembly. As a result, the process of electing a new Prime Minister has begun in the country. The new prime minister will be elected by a vote of MPs in the country’s parliament at 2pm local time on Monday. Earlier, the National Assembly session was scheduled to begin at 11 am local time on Monday. But later it was reported that the voting for the new Prime Minister will be held on Monday at 2 pm. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s united opposition candidate and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi of the newly ousted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) -led government are vying for the PM’s job. Assuming, Shahbaz Sharif will be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan. Sources: Dawn Express Tribune, Geo News, BBC
As the first prime minister in the country’s 65-year history, Imran Khan was ousted by a no-confidence vote after a 12-hour marathon debate in the National Assembly. Imran Khan’s sudden meeting with the army chief
The political situation in the country took a turn for the worse as the Supreme Court proceedings began late at night.
At one stage, after the resignation of National Assembly Speaker Asad Kaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MP Ayaz Sadiq took over as the panel speaker at midnight (Bangladesh time 2pm). A no-confidence vote was later held in Parliament under his presidency.
Announcing the results at the end of the voting process, Ayaz said 184 members of the National Assembly had voted in favor of the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister. As a result, a no-confidence motion against Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan was passed with a majority. After the vote and the results were announced, the Leader of the Opposition gave his victory speech in Parliament. Later, the session was adjourned till 11 am on Monday.
The next election in Pakistan is scheduled for October 2023. Before that, the newly appointed Prime Minister will be in power.
Notably, Imran Khan said before the no-confidence vote that he would not recognize the opposition government. He says he is being removed from power by a US-led conspiracy. However, he could not provide any evidence in favor of it. In a tweet on Sunday, he again spoke of foreign powers. “Pakistan was formed in 1947 as an independent country,” he tweeted. But today marks the beginning of a new struggle for independence from foreign conspiracies. It is the duty of the people to protect the country in the interest of sovereignty and democracy.
Fall of Imran Khan Shahbaz Sharif is The Prime Minister
After fighting for 22 years, Imran Khan was in power for only three years. Analysts believe that in order to make an impact in Pakistan’s politics in the future, one has to be a great ‘all-rounder’ like the cricket field. They say that in addition to injuring the opponent with the speed of the ball, the opponent’s ball must be floated in the air to cross the boundary. Only time will tell how much Imran Khan, 69, will be able to do.
The no-confidence vote is against that background
The no-confidence motion was due to be put to a vote last Sunday (April 3). But Imran Khan’s own party blocked the offer. The country’s president Arif Alvi then dissolved parliament on the advice of Imran Khan. Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections. But in his case, the Supreme Court issued the ‘Suyo Moto’ rule. Following the ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Qasim Suri had acted illegally by rejecting the opposition’s no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, in violation of Article 95 of the Constitution of Pakistan.
On April 3, opposition MPs tabled a no-confidence motion against Imran Khan in the National Assembly, with the aim of removing him from power. Opposition groups called for a boycott of the assembly, but said that maintaining some independence was not the answer. But the incident took a dramatic turn when Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Qasim Suri quickly blocked the proposal. He said there was a “clear collusion” with “a foreign state” to oust the government.
The way the crisis started
Imran Khan came to power as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan through elections in July 2016. Even then, the role of the country’s army paved the way for his victory – it was said. Imran Khan, who led Pakistan to victory in the 1992 Cricket World Cup, vowed to fight corruption and promote economic stability before becoming prime minister. Imran Khan said during his oath that he would formulate policies to build Pakistan as a humane state. But in the end, he failed to revive Pakistan’s economy. Militant activities continue to increase in the country. Unemployment rate, inflation rate is also going up. Al-Qaeda militants have called Osama bin Laden a “martyr.” Imran questioned the Taliban during the transition in Afghanistan.
In this way, his government gradually began to suffer.
At one point, he became embroiled in a conflict with the army over the appointment of the head of the ISI. Tensions culminated last October. Because at that time Imran Khan tried to retain Lieutenant General Fayez Hamid as the intelligence chief. With which there was a dispute with the army chief. However, the nominee was later appointed by Army Chief General Kamar Bajwa.
On the other hand, Imran was trying to mend fences with the United States. The United States is an important partner in Pakistan’s military, including trade and commerce. Imran spoke of a neutral foreign policy in February this year. As part of this he visited Russia for a trade agreement. But on the same day, Russia attacked Ukraine. The westerners were angry with Imran Khan.
Despite the Ukraine issue, differences between Imran Khan and the army became clear. Counter-statements came from both sides. On the war issue, where Imran Khan criticized the West, the army chief spoke out against Russia. Meanwhile, Imran Khan blamed the United States for the no-confidence motion against him. Alleged conspiracy. Shortly afterwards, a large section of the ruling coalition, the MQM, abandoned him and joined the opposition. His government lost the support of a majority of its members. A few days before the incident, Imran Khan had been accusing the opposition of conspiring with ‘foreign states’. He further added that the United States was behind the conspiracy because it refused to take action against Russia and China. That is why there is a conspiracy to remove him from power. However, the United States has said no such allegations were made. ‘Remove the army chief at midnight Try to save the mattress’ The former Pakistan cricket captain did not shy away from trying to save the mattress on Saturday. He even wanted to protect his seat by ousting Army Chief Kamar Javed Bajwa. That is the demand of Pakistani media.
At first, of course, BBC Urdu submitted a report without naming anyone. It is alleged that the ambassador provided the information to Hussein in a helicopter. Imran took the initiative to remove him from the post at the last moment and reorganize the administration. However, despite his efforts, the Ministry of Defense did not issue the notification.
Nominations for the post of Prime Minister submitted. Shahbaz-Qureshi gave The deadline for submitting nomination papers for the PM’s post was 2 pm on Sunday. Nomination papers are checked and selected till 3 pm. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shahbaz Sharif along with opposition leaders Shahid Khakan Abbasi, Syed Naveed Kamar, Khurshid Ahmed Shah, Mohsin Dawar and others submitted nomination papers to the National Assembly Secretariat. He will run for the PM’s job as a united opposition candidate.
Talking to reporters after the submission of nomination papers, Shahbaz Sharif said that national harmony would be his highest priority. People will be relieved by boosting the economy. The PML-N leader said he would form a new cabinet after holding talks with opposition leaders. He said they would usher in a new era and promote a culture of mutual respect in the country.
On foreign policy, Shahbaz Sharif said that they want peace with India, but it is not possible without resolving the Kashmir issue. Responding to a question on the case of three-time former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif said the case would be handled in accordance with the law.