ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has formally informed President Dr Arif Alvi about the results of the confidence motion in the House, where Prime Minister Imran Khan secured the majority votes on Saturday.
The speaker, in a letter, addressed to president Alvi said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan had obtained the vote of confidence from the National Assembly.”
The prime minister “commands the majority of the members of National Assembly (178 members) as required under clause (7) of Article 91 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan”, the NA speaker added.
Earlier the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan has secured majority votes to win the vote of confidence today (Saturday) after a recent Senate upset.
The resolution reposing confidence in the Prime Minister was passed with 178 votes. Announcing the results, the NA Speaker said consequently the Prime Minister has obtained the vote of confidence and commands the majority of the Lower House.
Speaker Qaiser announced the results amidst the thumping of desks and slogans by the members of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) and its allied parties as well as the party supporters present in the lobbies. FM Qureshi presented the resolution asking for a vote of confidence from the lawmakers in the lower house of the Parliament.
The resolution states, “This House reposes confidence in the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan, as required under clause (7) of Article 91 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”
Meanwhile, the Opposition alliance, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), is boycotting the NA session. The session started at 12:15 pm with a recitation from the Holy Quran and a naat. Later, the national anthem was played in the House at which all lawmakers stood up in respect.