Opposition parties have filed a no-confidence motion against Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Imran Khan is fighting for the post as the crisis continues to escalate.
Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections. But Imran Khan refused to accept this. Imran Khan has stated categorically that he will not resign no matter what happens.
Imran Khan has been accused of manipulating the economy, including inflation. Imran Khan is also accused of imprisoning several politicians who opposed him.
Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf during the no-confidence motion. Reports suggest that only a handful of MPs from the party will vote against him.
The majority in the 342-member Pakistani parliament needs the support of 172 members. Currently, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led coalition has 179 members. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has 155 members in parliament.
Based on this and the recent issues, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party is weak. With 163 members in the opposition, they need the support of 9 members to get a majority.
Pakistan’s next parliamentary election will be held in 2023. Elections are more likely to take place immediately after the coup.
It is noteworthy that in the case of Pakistan, no Prime Minister has ever served a full 5 year term.