The Pakistani parliament will hold a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government today. This has caused a stir across Pakistan.
Imran Khan was a professional cricketer who captained Pakistan to the 1992 World Cup. He started the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party and came to power in 2018.
No Prime Minister in Pakistan has completed his term in office. While it was expected that Imran Khan would change that history, trouble has arisen within his coalition parties and the situation has now come to a head with a confidence vote resolution.
Imran Khan’s government will only last if it has the support of at least 172 members in the 342 – member Pakistani parliament. He currently has the support of 179 people, including allies. More than 10 of them are reported to be voting against him in a no-confidence vote today. Read Also | Imran Khan Loses Majority in Pakistan, MQM withdrew its support
Security arrangements have been tightened as today is the most important day in Pakistan.
The ruling party has been involved in various incidents of violence since yesterday evening. Imran Khan has appealed to them to calm down.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) are in the fray against Imran Khan. Imran Khan, who has said he will win the confidence vote, said the parties should not worry about this.