The government will not block anyone from voting on the unified opposition’s no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said Sunday.
A press conference in Islamabad claimed that the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would not use extra-constitutional means to influence the outcome of the no-confidence motion against PM Imran Khan.
According to the minister, the opposition was “bribing” lawmakers with stolen money stashed in offshore accounts.
The combined opposition resolved to approach the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to ensure calm and uninterrupted voting on the no-trust motion filed against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Rashid said Speaker Asad Qaiser might postpone the no-confidence vote if necessary. He noted that such a step was precedented by former speakers Yousaf Raza Gilani and Wasim Sajjad.
The minister said individuals threatening to disrupt the OIC conference in Islamabad on March 22 were “connected with foreign operatives attempting to undermine the country.”
The minister called the opposition’s threat to disrupt the summit “irresponsible”.
To maintain peace and order in the federal capital until April 2, 15,000 security troops (police, Rangers, Frontier Corps) were deployed.