NA session once again adjourned till Sunday
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Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri Thursday once again adjourned the National Assembly session till 11:30 am on Sunday.
The National Assembly session resumed after a three-day recess during which debate on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan was supposed to be held.
During the session, the treasury benches have to face embarrassment when a motion presented by Babar Awan to use the National Assembly hall as a venue for this evening’s meeting of the parliamentary committee on national security got rejected after voting.
Subsequently, the speaker opened the floor for questions, however, the opposition MNAs continued to insist that the speaker call for a vote on the no-confidence motion today amid chants of "go Imran go".
After deeming the parliamentarians non-serious regarding the assembly session, Suri adjourned the session for another three days.
The resolution against the embattled premier was tabled by the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on March 28 and it was approved for debate the very same day.
According to a 24-point agenda of the session, the debate on the no-trust motion against the PM was fourth in order.
The crucial session has started after a delay of more than an hour in the National Assembly.
PM Imran Khan has seemingly lost the majority in the lower house after PTI's allies — MQM-P, BAP, JWP, independent MNA from Balochistan Aslam Bhootani — decided to side with the Opposition.
Earlier, PM Imran Khan called a National Security Committee (NSC) where the "threat letter", which according to the government challenges Pakistan's sovereignty, was discussed.
The premier is also scheduled to address the nation later tonight, as the political pressure on the premier mounts amid a no-trust motion against him floating in the National Assembly.