ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan lost a crucial trust vote in the National Assembly past midnight on Saturday, becoming the first premier in the country’s history to be removed through a no-confidence motion. Mr. Khan, 69, was not present in the lower house at the time of voting. His party lawmakers staged a walkout.
The joint Opposition – a rainbow of socialist, liberal, and radically religious parties – secured the support of 174 members in the 342-member National Assembly, more than the needed strength of 172 to oust the prime minister on a day full of drama and multiple adjournments of the lower house. TF REPORT