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Imran Khan on the verge of losing power!

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If he loses the confidence vote on March 25, Imran Khan’s farewell bell may ring.

If he loses the confidence vote on March 25, Imran Khan’s farewell bell may ring. Political analysts are also fearing military intervention if Imran wants to stay in power without a vote of confidence.

 

Pakistan is going to repeat the history of change of government before the expiration of its term, mainly due to the extreme economic woes of the country.

 

Inflation continues to rise in Pakistan. Commodity prices are skyrocketing. However, allegations have been leveled against the Imran government for failing to run the government. And not just the opposition, but at least 24 members of Imran’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) also agree with the opposition. And so their vote could go against Imran in a vote of confidence in Parliament next Friday.

 

Analysts believe that Imran Khan’s departure in three and a half years is certain if his party’s MPs also vote against him. To get a majority in the lower house of the 342-member parliament, Imran Khan’s government will have to get at least 162 votes. In the current situation, it is somehow impossible.

 

Asad Qaiser, speaker of the lower house of Pakistan’s parliament, has already announced a date for a no-confidence motion. According to him, the no-confidence motion against the Imran government will be raised on March 25 at 11 am.

 

According to the constitution, it is mandatory to convene a session of Parliament within 14 days of the submission of a no-confidence motion to the Speaker or Parliament Secretariat. Opposition lawmakers, led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, filed the no-confidence motion on March 8. According to him, a special session should be convened by March 22 to raise the motion of no-confidence of Speaker Assad Kaiser.

 

But the no-confidence motion has been set for March 25. Explaining the reason for setting the date for raising the proposal two days later, the Parliament Secretariat mentioned the 47th OIC Foreign Ministers’ Conference to be held from March 22 to 23 in the main chamber of the National Assembly. Only the opposition called for a late session, but later accepted it.

 

Opponents, however, say Imran Khan’s government is trying to stay in power by wasting time. Opposition groups called for the beleagured PM to resign.

 

Meanwhile, the ruling Tehreek-e-Insaf and the opposition have called two separate rallies in the Red Zone on March 26. The threat of a fierce clash between the two sides is not going to be ruled out at all. What will happen if the law and order situation gets out of control due to the conflict?

 

Farid Hussain of Pakistan’s The Dawn newspaper thinks that if the police failed to control the situation, the military could return to power.