Islamabad:3/4/22: The President of Pakistan has dissolved the National Assembly on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday.
PM Khan’s announcement came minutes after National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Sur dismissed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Khan, terming it a contradiction of Article 5 of the Constitution.
Suri chaired the crucial session after opposition parties filed a no-confidence motion against Speaker Asad Qaiser.
“The Prime Minister will continue his duties under Article 224 of the Constitution. The Cabinet has been dissolved,” said Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry.
Opposition lawmakers, who earlier appeared confident of the success of the no-trust move as they made their way to Parliament House, protested against the decision. The Opposition parties need 172 members of the 342-member National Assembly to orchestrate the defeat of Khan and already they have claimed the support of 177 members, more than the needed strength to oust the prime minister.