Nawaz offers conditional support to no-trust move against PM

By: News Desk      Published: 05:08 PM, 13 Feb, 2021
Nawaz offers conditional support to no-trust move against PM
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It appears that the two main Opposition parties – PML-N and PPP – have come on the same page as far as the proposed no-confidence move against Prime Minister Imran Khan is concerned, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Saturday expressed his readiness to support no-confidence move against Prime Minister Imran Khan as proposed by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari provided the PPP wins over the numbers required for the success of the no-trust move.

He said a no-confidence move can be introduced in the National Assembly if PDM’s joint candidate for Senate elections from Islamabad, Yousaf Raza Gilani, would be able to bring around the government lawmakers.

According to the TV channel, the PTI members not happy with the party leadership would become all the more important. It is yet to be seen whether these rebels will be convinced back into the party fold or will they support the Opposition’s no-trust move.

It is worth mentioning here that PML-N has already thrown its weight behind Gilani’s candidature for the Senate from Islamabad.

Nawaz made it clear that there would be no support for the no-trust move if Gilani failed to dent PTI’s vote bank.

The PPP leadership had proposed bringing a no-confidence motion against the PTI government in January. The party had insisted the move was a legal option, and was a part of the APC declaration since there was turmoil within the PTI and its allies. 

According to the INP news agency, in a telephonic conversation, Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif discussed issues related to the country’s political situation. Both the leaders agreed to keep the alliance alive. 

Earlier this week, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has discussed the country’s political situation including a long march with the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

In a telephonic conversation, the country’s overall political situation, preparations about the long march announced by the PDM and upcoming Senate polls came under discussion.