Voting on the no-trust move against Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to the Federal Minister for Information and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Friday, could be postponed until next week.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan had ordered National Assembly Speaker Asad Qasier to convene the session on Saturday (April 9) no later than 10:30 a.m. to facilitate the vote on the no-confidence resolution against the prime minister.
The National Assembly had also been reinstated by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, which had deemed the government’s decision to dissolve the assembly and NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri’s ruling to be null and unconstitutional and in violation of the Constitution.
According to Fawad, despite the Supreme Court’s directives, voting on the no-trust move against Prime Minister Imran Khan could be postponed until the next week rather than taking place today.
We will not take much time, but the foreign secretary will update the house on the threat letter before discussion on a vote of no confidence can begin, according to Fawad Khan.
According to reliable sources, the PTI-led government has decided not to hold a vote on a no-confidence motion today, despite the court’s directives to that effect.
They went on to say that the PTI’s members of Parliament had been instructed to hold “long arguments during the NA session” in order to avoid voting “due to a lack of time.”
Alternatively, the National Assembly secretariat has encouraged members to vote on the no-confidence resolution against Prime Minister Imran Khan today, or else the speaker may be charged with contempt of court for failing to comply.
Voting on the no-confidence motion is the fourth item on the National Assembly’s six-point agenda, which was issued on Friday.