PM Khan felicitates Nepalese counterpart on winning vote of confidence
Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday congratulated his Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba on winning the vote of confidence from the House of Representatives, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Taking to Twitter, PM Khan while congratulating his Nepalese counterpart wrote that Pakistan looks forward to further deepening its cordial ties with Nepal & would continue to work closely with Nepal on issues of common interest.
I congratulate H.E. Sher Bahadur Deuba, Prime Minister of Nepal, on winning the vote of confidence from the House of Representatives. Pakistan looks forward to further deepening its cordial ties with Nepal & would continue to work closely with Nepal on issues of common interest.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 19, 2021
Nepal's new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba won a vote of confidence in parliament on Sunday, days after the Supreme Court reinstated the legislature that was dissolved in May.
The 75-year-old, who has held the office four times before, won 165 votes - exceeding the 136 required - with 83 votes against him, parliament speaker Agni Sapkota said.
Last Monday, the Supreme Court ordered Deuba be appointed premier in place of K.P. Sharma Oli. It ruled that Oli, who had been in power for three years, had breached the constitution by dissolving parliament. However, Deuba still needed to win the confidence vote, under the constitution.
Deuba, head of the centrist Nepali Congress party, will head a coalition with former Maoist rebels and a party representing a minority community dominant on Nepal's southern plains.
Oli, 69, says he had been unfairly removed by the court and has vowed to "go to the people" to explain his position. Pradeep Gyawali, a senior official in Oli's Communist Unified Marxist Leninist party, said the Oli government would be "remembered by the people for many good works it had done" while in power.