ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly session to vote on no-trust motion was prorogued after Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri ruled to reject no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan over having links with the foreign conspiracy, ARY NEWS reported.
Fawad Chaudhry presented before the deputy speaker that the no-trust move was brought with the support of a foreign conspiracy and therefore the chair should give its ruling on the matter before deciding on the no-trust move.
The deputy speaker said it has been confirmed that the no trust motion is being brought forward with the international conspiracy and therefore it has been rejected.
“The points raised by law minister are valid and the no trust motion is against the constitution,” he said.
The opposition lawmakers reached Parliament from Parliamentary Lodges on foot and gathered at the room of Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif to attend a parliamentary meeting ahead of the vote.
Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, co-Chairman Asif Zardari, and other other top leaders of the opposition have also reached the Parliament House.
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After submission of a no-confidence motion against speaker Asad Qaiser, the National Assembly session will now be chaired by Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri.
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