Opposition has submitted the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran
Khan in the National Assembly Secretariat, Geo News reported
Tuesday, citing PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb.

total of 86 lawmakers from the Opposition parties have signed the no-confidence
motion, sources said. JUI-F’s Shahida Akhtar Ali, PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafique,
Marriyum Aurangzeb, Ayaz Sadiq, Rana Sanaullah, Khawaja Saad Rafique and PPP’s
Naveed Qamar and Shazia Marri submitted the no-trust motion and requisition for
a session to the NA Secretariat.

Meanwhile, the three bigwig Opposition leaders — PPP Co-chairman Asif
Ali Zardari, PML-N’s Shahbaz, and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman — will
address a press conference later today, sources said.
In a major development, former senior
minister Punjab Aleem Khan joined Jahangir
Khan Tareen’s PTI faction a day earlier as he had reservations with the prime
minister, but did not specify whom will the group support once the
no-confidence motion is moved.

The Opposition
is confident of having the numbers to remove PM Imran Khan, sources said,
adding that they are claiming of having the support of 202 National Assembly

Opposition has claimed that they have the backing of 28 PTI lawmakers and
others from an ally of the government, sources said.

At least 16
PTI lawmakers have the support of PML-N, four with PPP, and two with JUI-F,
sources said.

six more members from the PTI are in contact with the PML-N, sources said.

Read more: Top PTI leaders seek Usman Buzdar’s dismissal as CM
Punjab: sources

PM Imran Khan meets AGP

Minister Imran Khan summoned the Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) at the
Prime Minister’s House to discuss legal aspects as the Opposition tabled the
no-trust move against him. According to sources, the AGP briefed the premier
regarding the legal implications of the move.

PTI vows to defeat no-trust motion

In a
consultative meeting after the submission of the no-trust motion, the ruling
party vowed to foil the Opposition’s bid to de-seat PM Imran Khan.

The huddle,
attended by the PM and federal ministers, including Asad Umar and Shafqat
Mehmood, was informed that all the party members and allies are united under
Imran Khan’s leadership.

Read more: PPP’s ‘Awami March’ heads for Islamabad with clock ticking
on Bilawal’s ultimatum to PM Imran

It was
decided that the prime minister will visit MQM-P’s office in Karachi.

will be defeated and we are not scared of no-trust motion,” PM Imran Khan told
the participants.

He said that
the government is focused on performance.

Jahangir Tareen group also holds meeting

A key player
in the Punjab riddle, the Jahangir Khan Tareen group, also held its meeting
today with their leader chairing the session through a video link from London.

Tareen is in
the UK for medical treatment for the last couple of weeks but holding
regulation meetings with his loyal parliamentarians after both the government
and the Opposition sought their support for a no-trust move.

Speaking to
the media after the group’s meeting, convened to discuss the no-confidence
motion tabled in the National Assembly, Punjab MPA Nauman Langrial said they
will only be held on minus-Buzzdar formula.

Answering a
question about their nominee for the new Punjab chief minister, after the
removal of Usman Buzdar, Langrial said Tareen will decide the matter.

said that the faction has given the authority for all the decisions to Jahangir
Tareen. “We have also told Aleem Khan that he will have to abide by the
decisions of Tareen. There will be no disagreement on his decision.”

He said that
the faction has been contacted by various parties.

“Every member
of the Tareen group agrees that talks can only proceed if the minus-Buzdar
formula is adopted.

The MPA said
that the group has come up with a mandate, and is thinking well for the nation
and PTI.

He further
said that Tareen will decide whether Aleem Khan will be the chief minister or not.

stands with me’

Speaking to a
select group of YouTubers today, the prime minister said he was confident that
the government was not going anywhere and that this was the Opposition’s last

this, nothing will happen against this government till 2028 […] Opposition
will face a humiliating defeat,” the prime minister said.

The prime
minister said he knows Jahangir Tareen — who has had sour ties with the PTI —
and he would never support “thieves”.

lawmakers are being offered Rs180 million [for supporting no-confidence
motion]. I told them to take the money and distribute it among the poor.”

PM Imran Khan
said CM Buzdar was an easy target, and that’s why he was being targeted.

Endorsing the
PTI leaders’ narrative of international conspiracy behind Imran Khan’s removal,
the premier said people who do not want an independent foreign policy would
support the no-confidence motion. 

Opposition’s heightened activities are backed by money, he claimed.

army stands with me, it will never support thieves […] and since the people
are not backing the Opposition anymore, they are claiming that the
establishment is supporting them,” he said.

“A mind
game is going on right now, and I am a master at it,” he said.

addressing at a ceremony in Rawalpindi’s Fatima Jinnah University earlier
today, PM Imran Khan had said he was ready for everything the Opposition throws
at him.

powerful desires NRO and threaten to topple the government if they don’t get it
but I will not give them that as long as I am alive,” PM Imran Khan said.

“Once again,
I make it loud and clear that I will not extend the gang of thieves and dacoits
any relief in the shape of NRO (national reconciliation ordinance),” he said.

lawmakers told to stay in Islamabad

Separately, a
PML-N parliamentary party meeting was held earlier today where the party
president, Shahbaz Sharif, had announced the plan for submitting the
no-confidence motion.

During the
meeting, PML-N lawmakers were asked to remain in Islamabad for at least 20
days, sources said. The party members were warned that their absence during the
tabling of the no-confidence motion would not be tolerated.

sure’ of success

Speaking to
journalists after a meeting of the Opposition leaders at Zardari Hosue a day
earlier, PML-N’s Rana Sanaullah said he was “100%” sure that the
no-confidence motion against the government would be successful.

“We will
soon be relieved of this curse; the leaders will announce the decisions that
were made today,” the former provincial minister said.


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