Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to lose his majority in the National Assembly after one of his coalition government’s key allies reportedly reached an agreement late Tuesday night to support the Opposition in the upcoming no-trust vote. A formal announcement is awaited.
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) spokesperson said that a draft agreement has been finalised with the Opposition parties, reported Pakistan daily Dawn. However, it added that the party is expected to announce its decision only after it is ratified by the coordination committee.
With news of one of its key allies siding with the Opposition in the upcoming no-trust vote, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ruling coalition is set to lose its majority in the National Assembly.
Pakistan has been on the edge since Opposition parties on March 8 submitted a no-confidence motion before the National Assembly Secretariat, alleging that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government led by Prime Minister Khan was responsible for the economic crisis and the spiralling inflation in the country.
The voting on the motion is scheduled to be held on April 3. Prior to that, a debate on the no-confidence motion will be held at the Assembly on March 31.
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