Tuesday, October 4, 2022

No-confidence motion: Zardari and Shehbaz’s meeting was inconclusive

Shehbaz Sharif, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, and former President Asif Ali Zardari discussed various alternatives, including a no-confidence motion to kick the PTI administration out of power.

Both leaders, on the other hand, were unable to achieve any kind of agreement against the PTI govt. They have, however, promised to meet again in order to devise a common plan to combat the government’s policies.

Shehbaz Sharif, who is also the President of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), as well as top party leaders and a team from the JUI-F in Lahore, arrived at the Bilawal House on Tuesday, where they were welcomed by leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

Shehbaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari held a crucial meeting in which they discussed current political and economic challenges, including the rise in inflation.

Senior leaders from the PML-N, the PPP, and the JUI-F were also in attendance during the meeting.

A proposal by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stated that if 10 to 15 PTI dissident lawmakers resigned from their positions, the government would lose its simple majority, and the opposition would be able to initiate a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Although the PPP disagreed with the plan, they were concerned that if the National Assembly Speaker refused to accept their resignations, the opposition would find themselves in an embarrassing situation and lose the confidence of the general public in their ability to govern effectively.

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The PPP leadership was of the opinion that the reputation of the opposition was on the line and that they would have to proceed with caution at all times in order to protect it.

The PPP suggested that a no-confidence motion be moved against the speaker of the National Assembly first, and if that motion is successful, a no-confidence motion against the prime minister might be tabled.

The PML-N insisted on a no-confidence move against the prime minister, but it told the PPP leadership that its proposal would be brought before party supremo Mian Nawaz Sharif.

As soon as Shehbaz Sharif returned from his meeting with the PPP’s leadership, he called Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman to notify him of the debate that had taken place between the two parties.

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