The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government and the opposition are at loggerheads over a no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister. Show cause notices were issued to dissident MLAs signed by PTI Secretary General Asad Umar.
The question is, will the deviating members return by giving show cause notice, and will the no-confidence motion against the prime minister succeed? If so, who will be the new premier of the country? Will the people get rid of the problem of inflation?
While it may not be easy to find the exact answers to all the questions, a serious effort can be made to find the answers to the various questions, given the current situation in the country. Let’s take a look at all the relevant facts.
PTI’s show-cause notice
Today, the PTI has issued show-cause notices to its 14 dissident MLAs who have been directed to appear before the party chairman and Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The MLAs who were issued connotations include Noor Alam Khan, Raja Riaz, Ahmed Hussain Dehar, Qasim Noon, Ghaffar Roto, Amir Talal Gupang, Basit Sultan, Wajiha Qamar, Ramesh Kumar, Nuzhat Pathan, and Riaz Mazari and clarification was sought from all members.
Appeal of an unconditional return
In its show-cause notice, PTI has given seven days to the MLAs to return to the party unconditionally by apologizing and saying that if they do not apologize and do not return, action will be taken.
Accused of horse-trading
Ironically, members of the National Assembly and senators sell out for a few crores and change their allegiances. During various TV programs, the members of the Assembly themselves have confessed to horse-trading.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said in a recent tweet that the fear of action has begun to appear and five people got 15 to 20 crores. There are markets for mules and horses. If he had been conscientious, he would have resigned.
No-confidence motion and no plan
In the National Assembly, 172 votes may be cast for or against the Prime Minister. On one side are the MQM and the Q-League, the two main parties in the PTI and the opposition, and on the other side are the PML-N, PPP, and other opposition parties.
Some analysts say that the opposition has also prepared a B-plan on the failure of the no-confidence motion against the prime minister, under which a vote of confidence will be sought from PM Imran Khan.
We have to remember that the prime minister had won the vote of confidence during March last year. Therefore, it would not be a surprise for PM Imran Khan to get the vote of confidence again, provided the resigning members are not asked to resign.
Will the deviant members come back?
On the one hand, crores are being given. On the other hand, a show-cause notice has been issued threatening to take action if you do not return. Members of the National Assembly are well aware that if the government takes action, it can go against itself.
Deviant members certainly cannot be intimidated by a show-cause notice. The PTI government, especially Prime Minister Imran Khan, will have to come to the fore by formulating an effective strategy against political maneuvering and horse-trading.