Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned that if he is ousted from power, he will not recognize an opposition government. He was speaking ahead of a no-confidence vote in parliament on Saturday, which he is expected to lose.
Khan has been removed from the Prime Minister’s office after the no-confidence motion against him succeeds in parliament by a vote of 174-0. This is the first time the no-confidence motion against a prime minister of Pakistan has been successful.
The joint Opposition – a rainbow of socialist, liberal, and radically religious parties – secured the support of 174 members in the 342-member National Assembly, more than the needed strength of 172 to oust the prime minister on a day full of drama and multiple adjournments of the lower house.