Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, (PTI), announced on Saturday that Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister, will be “tested” by a vote of confidence in a process akin to the one he faced as the leader of the country in April last year.
Speaking on the television programme, Khan was questioned about the possibility of asking the National Assembly to give the current prime minister a vote of confidence.
”We will undoubtedly put Shehbaz Sharif to the test. He put us to the test here in Punjab. In response to the topic of whether his party could urge the premier to win a vote of confidence, he responded, “Now it’s his turn to confront the consequences.
The party will decide on the timing of the vote of confidence and other measures to put the current administration to the test at its meeting tomorrow, according to the erstwhile premier, who was driven from office in April of this year following a vote of no-confidence proposed by the then opposition.
“We’ll create a detailed plan. In addition to the confidence vote, we also have additional plans to put the PDM government to the test for the first time,” he continued.
It is important to note that the MQM-P, a significant supporter of the current coalition, recently signalled that it may resign from the federal government over what it claims are broken promises.
Previous reports from MQM-P insiders claimed that the party had delivered its ultimatum and will make its choice during a workers’ convention scheduled for this coming Saturday (today).
According to Sabtian Khan, the speaker of the Punjab Assembly, if the governor of Punjab may ask the chief minister for a vote of confidence, why not the president? “It is up to [the president’s] decision whether to request a vote of confidence from the prime minister.”
In response to a different query, he stated that he was unsure whether or not Imran Khan had recommended the president to request a vote of confidence from the prime minister.