NA session today
with no-trust vote,
we welcome Imran as
opposition leader: Asif


 ISLAMABAD: In compliance with the Supreme Court of Pakistans order, the National Assembly session has been convened Saturday at 10:30am. A notification in this regard was issued by the assembly secretariat on Friday.

It has been learnt that voting on oppositions no-confidence motion is part of the 6-point agenda set for Saturdays sitting of the lower house. Besides no-trust move, the other items on agenda included question answer session, call attention notice and point of order.

Pakistan National Assembly

The speaker under Article 95 will hold voting on the no-confidence motion submitted by Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif.

Earlier today, the assembly secretariat received the attested copy of the Supreme Court verdict after which it issued the notification regarding convening of the session. A copy of the Supreme Court decision was also dispatched to the speaker.

The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside deputy speaker’s ruling to dismiss the no-trust resolution against Prime Minister Imran Khan and the subsequent dissolution of the National Assembly by President Arif Alvi on the PM’s advice. The Supreme Court also ordered to hold the voting on the no-trust motion on April 9.

Asif Zardari

File picture of former president Asif Ali Zardari speaking during a press conference after submitting the no-trust motion against PM Imran Khan.

As the Supreme Court nullified Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri’s ruling to reject the no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, former president and PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari said Thursday he would welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan as the Opposition leader in the National Assembly.

On Thursday, in a landmark judgment, the SC restored the National Assembly (NA) after it declared the government’s decision to dissolve the Assembly and NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri’s ruling against the Constitution.

The top court has ordered NA Speaker Asad Qasier to summon the session on Saturday (April 9) not later than 10:30 am to allow the vote on the no-confidence motion against the premier.

Following the court’s verdict, Asif Ali Zardari, in a statement, said he would welcome PM Imran Khan as the opposition leader in the National Assembly.

“After electing Shahbaz Sharif as Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan will become opposition leader and I will welcome him,” said Asif Zardari

The former president further hoped that Prime Minister Imran Khan will play a democratic role as an opposition leader.