Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed claimed on Friday that he had encouraged Prime Minister Imran Khan to resign from his position as a last resort in the wake of the Supreme Court’s (SC) verdict on the opposition’s no-trust motion.
Speaking to the media in Islamabad, the interior minister stated that he had been recommending to the PTI government for the past three months that MNAs resign and that assemblies be dissolved, but that his advice had not been taken into consideration.
His request for the premier to step down and dissolve the assembly has been ongoing for the past three months, he said, adding that he has also recommended emergency and governor’s rule, but that his recommendations have been denied by the premier.
The federal minister stated that Prime Minister Khan will deliver a speech to the nation on Friday evening, during which the latter will make a significant announcement.
A meeting of the federal cabinet was convened today by Prime Minister Imran Khan in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on the National Assembly deputy speaker’s verdict on the no-trust resolution.
Fawad Chaudhry, the minister of information, announced on Twitter that the prime minister will preside over meetings of his cabinet and the ruling PTI’s parliamentary committee.