Pakistan's Opposition confident of toppling Imran Khan, Security heightened near National Assembly
The opposition needs the support of at least 172 lawmakers from a total of 342 to oust the premier through the no-trust move.
Islamabad: Security personnel were deployed near Pakistan's National Assembly, as Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to face the no-confidence vote today Section 144 is imposed in Islamabad on Sunday.
As per the latest report, opposition lawmakers appeared confident of the success of the no-trust move as they made their way to Parliament House. The opposition needs the support of at least 172 lawmakers from a total of 342 to oust the premier through the no-trust move.
Dawn reported that opposition parties have managed to cross 172 and enjoy the support of 174 members in the National Assembly, according to a list shared by PML-N's Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday.
Earlier, Pakistan's Opposition member has moved a motion for the removal of Asad Qaiser, National Assembly Speaker, ahead of the no-trust vote.
According to Pakistan media, more than 100 members of Opposition parties have signed the no-confidence motion against the National Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser.
A day before the trust vote against his government, PM Imran Khan warned that PML (N) leader Shahbaz Sharif takes over, they will do slavery of America. In his 'Message to the Youth of Pakistan', Imran Khan alleged a conspiracy to topple his government to improve ties with the USA.
"Even our Parliament Committee has seen this official document, which says that if you remove Imran you will have good terms with America".