Following Pakistan News, the resignation of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, a parliamentary session is being held today to elect a new Prime Minister.
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s brother, Pakistan Muslim League-Najaf (PSM-N) president Shahbaz Sharif, and Prime Minister Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vice-president Shah Mohammad Qureshi have registered nominations for the post.
According to international media reports, the former prime minister’s brother Sharif is almost certain to become the new prime minister. Out of 342 seats in the Pakistani parliament, 172 are needed to form a government. The new prime minister will lead the country until October 2023.
Pakistan’s parliament has passed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday night. There were 174 votes in favor of the no-confidence vote. Prime Minister Khan has become the first Pakistani prime minister to withdraw from a no-confidence motion.
Earlier, Prime Minister Khan had dissolved parliament to block a no-confidence motion against him. However, a no-confidence motion was voted on at midnight on Saturday after the Supreme Court reconstituted parliament.
After being ousted, Prime Minister Khan has accused the US-led campaign to oust him from power, saying he would not recognize the opposition government. Meanwhile, lawmakers from Khan’s party, the PTI, have announced their resignation.