Pakistan Political Crisis: Justice will prevail in Pakistan, says Shehbaz Sharif – Deccan Herald

Pakistan Parliament adjourned, to meet again on Monday to elect new PM
National Assembly proceedings were adjourned in the early hours of Sunday and the House will meet again on April 11 at 11 am to elect the new premier after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was removed from office through a no-confidence vote.
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Justice will prevail in Pakistan, says Shahbaz Sharif
We will not take revenge on anyone, we will not do injustice to anyone and we will not put anyone in jail, the law will take its own path. Justice will prevail in Pakistan: PML (N) leader Shahbaz Sharif in Pakistan National Assembly

Tragic day for Pakistan. An upright and fearless leader was targeted by known corrupt mafias and made to leave. No worries. Imran Khan will rise again as people of Pakistan stand with him and PTI
Shehbaz Sharif set to become Pakistan’s next Prime Minister

Pakistan Opposition leader Sharif tells Parliament new alliance will ‘rebuild’ Pakistan

No-confidence motion against PM Khan passed in Pak Assembly
174 members have recorded their votes in favour of the resolution. The no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan has been passed in the Pakistan National Assembly.
Voting on no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan has been concluded in the Pakistan National Assembly.

(Source: PTV)
Prisoner vans deployed outside the Parliament House in Islamabad ahead of voting on no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Speaker National Assembly and Deputy Speaker National Assembly tender resignations: Pak Media

1hr left still no vote. Court orders violated. Constitution being broken for the second time. We have been here since 10am. For 10:30am session. Still haven’t started agenda.
Joint opposition letter to speaker National Assembly
Imran Khan, Opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif reach Parliament House, media reports say

No-confidence vote against Imran Khan to be held shortly, Geo News reports

Pak CJ asks staff to open court at midnight if no-trust vote against Imran Khan not held, say media reports

Imran Khan calls senior journalists at Prime Minister’s House, media reports say

Imran Khan calls for peaceful protests across Pakistan on Sunday
"وزیرِاعظم عمران خان نےاتوارکےروزپاکستان بھر میں پرامن احتجاج کی کال دی ہے۔ اسی سلسلے میں اتوار 10اپریل کوعشاء کےبعدراشد منہاس روڈ،ملینیم مال پراحتجاج کیاجائےگا، کراچی والےباہر نکلیں۔#امپورٹڈ_حکومت_نامنظور
SC Order:

Paragraph 10. The Speaker shall not, in exercise of his powers under clause (3) Article 54 of the Constitution, prorogue the Assembly and bring the Session to an end, except as follows: 1/3
No-confidence vote against Imran Khan unlikely to happen today, reports Geo News

There’s an order of the Supreme Court holding the field but Imran Khan is refusing to let go of his chair, says Pak senator Sherry Rehman
There’s an order of the Supreme Court holding the field but Imran Khan is refusing to let go of his chair and has called a cabinet mtg while MNAs remain in the parliament since 10 am this morning. This is pure malafide intent; desperate moves to get an NRO himself. #VotingKarao
National Assembly adjourns till 10 pm IST

Debate time is over, time to follow SC orders on no-confidence vote: Khawaja Asif

National Assembly to continue till 12 am local time, Geo News reports citing Secretariat sources

National Assembly Speaker says can’t allow no-trust vote against Imran Khan as he has a 30-year-relation with the Pakistan PM, reports Geo News

US rejects allegations of conspiracy to topple Pak govt
The US has bluntly rejected Pakistan’s embattled Prime Minister Imran Khan’s latest allegations of a “foreign conspiracy” plotted in Washington to overthrow his government with the help of the Opposition parties, saying there is “absolutely no truth” to these claims.
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Shah Mahmood Qureshi changes Twitter bio to former foreign minister

It appears Niazi & his cohorts are bent upon committing contempt of court by not allowing voting: Shehbaz Sharif
It appears Niazi & his cohort are bent upon committing the contempt of court by not allowing voting. History will remember him as a sham character who violated the Constitution again and again & with impunity. Is his ego bigger than the whole country?
Calling cabinet meeting shows clear intent not to vote today: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
debate in NA is illegal. not part of agenda on 3rd April no confidence session. Clearly malafide 10:30am agenda is yet to start. Spkr ignores demands to implement court order. Calling cabinet meeting at 9pm shows clear intent not to vote today. collusion b/w pm & speaker is clear
Pakistan I&B Minister Choudhary Fawad Hussain changes Twitter bio to ‘former’ ahead of no-trust vote

Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf sumbits reference against party dissidents to Speaker of National Assembly – media reports

اگر یہ فیصلہ بھی سپریم کورٹ نے کرنا ہے کہ کب اجلاس ہو گا، کتنے بجے شروع ہو گا تو اس پارلیمان کا کیا فائدہ، پیسا بچائیں، بند کریں اور اسے گھر بھیج دیں۔"-@Asad_Umar #امپورٹڈ_حکومت_نامنظور
Imran Khan calls emergency Cabinet meeting at 9.30 pm – media reports

The letter that is part of the conspiracy is being called fake, says Shireen Mazari

Regime change is part of US’s foreign policy, says minister in Parliament

Opposition should compete in the field instead of running away: Asad Umar

Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son was buying votes: Asad Umar

The crisis is having a very negative effect on the economy, says Asad Umar

Imran Khan is the first captain who is stealing wickets from the pitch and running away due to fear of losing: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Not only do we want to remove Imran Khan but we want to remove him legally. The National Assembly is not mine or Imran Khan’s or Shehbaz Sharif’s, it is Pakistan’s. This constitution has the blood and sweat of our forefathers. We will not let anyone disobey it: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
Who is giving Imran Khan unconstitutional advice, it’s not to bring him back, it’s to wrap up the constitution! Its the Holy month of Ramadan but a Pakistani cannot feed their families, or provide their children education: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

The real conspiracy is that Imran Khan is afraid of elections. He is conspiring that he will not let the vote happen and will make the Speaker a sacrificial lamb just so he can keep his seat for one more day: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
The captain is still not present in the House, he cannot defend himself: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

If the National Security minutes have been produced then why was the no-confidence motion mentioned? Speaker if there was a conspiracy against Pakistan then they should have brought forth the evidence immediately: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Accept the court’s order, conduct no-confidence vote, Bilawal Zardari tells Speaker

This is not the first time that the court has struck out a Speaker’s decision, says Bilawal Zardari

People of Pakistan will decide who the traitors are: Qureshi

Only way to save Pakistan from a constitutional crisis is to seek a fresh mandate from the people: Qureshi

Opposition kept saying for 3.5 years that the mandate was stolen: Qureshi

If the speaker’s ruling does not give finality then another Pandora’s box will be opened and a new debate will begin: Qureshi

We are not hostile to any country, that has not been our policy: Qureshi

Are human rights not being violated in Kashmir?: Qureshi

The Hindutva mentality in Delhi wants to keep Kashmiris shackled: Qureshi

India’s accidental missile fire could have led to a war between two atomic states; India has played a destructive game: Qureshi

Bilawal Bhutto called the foreign threat document fake. Maryam Nawaz said it was drafted in the Foreign Office. This is a huge accusation! We were not lying to the nation when we spoke of a foreign threat. That document is authentic, written and sent by a seasoned diplomat posted in Washington: Qureshi.
The nation has to decide whether to live with its head held high or with its head bowed: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Pakistani students were stranded in Ukraine and we brought them back. I dispatched humanitarian assistance for Ukraine: Shah Mahmood Qureshi

We decided to go to Russia and advocate for diplomacy. Pakistan is a country that respects the UN charter, we are a country that has never supported use of force. We also said that we want to be partners in peace not in conflict. We are against aggression, terrorism: Qureshi.
Pakistan is a sovereign state! Do you want to accept enslavement? I want to bring on record, the National Security advisor of the USA called the NSA of Pakistan and ordered us not to go! Which nation is ordered around like this?: Shah Mahmood Qureshi

The nation must decide whether it wants to thrive! As foreign minister of Pakistan I want to take this house into confidence! When the Moscow trip happened, we had been discussing it for 2 months. When PM decided to go, he went for Pakistan’s betterment!: Shah Mahmood Qureshi
The attempts and the blatant attempts of regime change are not going unnoticed. Death is certain for everyone, we may not be here tomorrow but history will remain and history will unveil their corruption!: Shah Mahmood Qureshi

“The nation is aware that a horse trading atmosphere was developed. Do they not see the corruption thats going on? PTI said before the vote of no confidence that we must take a stand against this! Votes are being sold! Election Commission were sent videos of this,” says Shah Mohamed Qureshi
When communication had been made to the National Security Committee they decided to issue a demarche, one in Islamabad and one in Washington: Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Watch live proceedings of Pakistan National Assembly here

Voting on no-confidence motion against PM Imran Khan expected after 8 pm

PTI decides to file review petition in Supreme Court

Deadlock in talks between the Speaker and the United Opposition. Oppn gives a 4 pm deadline for motion to be put to vote: Reports

Imran Khan calls for a protest on April 10 to fight against ‘foreign invasion’
Protest call by Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI. Tomorrow April 10, 2022, at 9pm, Lahore will be at Liberty Roundabout. Everyone is invited to join the fight against this Foreign Invasion on our beloved soil. #امپورٹڈ_گورنمنٹ_نامنظور #WeStandWithImranKhan #PakistanAgainstTraitors
A member of PTI National Assembly himself said in a message that regarding today’s meeting, the Prime Minister has directed Shah Mehmood Qureshi to deliver a speech for 3 hours
(Geo News)
Opposition claims Speaker delaying Assembly to buy Khan time

WATCH: Indians are ‘khuddar quam’, no superpower can dictate terms to them: Pak PM Imran Khan

United States of America has reiterated that there is no truth in allegations of Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding involvement of US in no-confidence motion: Dunya News

Opposition leaders meet the Speaker of the National Assembly; demand urgent vote on no-confidence motion against Prime Minister

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari arrives met the Speaker before the NA was reconvened

Pakistan lawmakers clash as PM no-confidence debate begins
Pakistanlawmakers clashed angrily in the national assembly Saturday ahead of a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Imran Khan that will likely see him booted from office.
The speaker adjourned proceedings without giving a reason after just 30 rowdy minutes, ordering lawmakers to return in the afternoon.
Khan, who was not present, has lost his majority in the 342-seat assembly through defections by coalition partners and members of his own party, and the opposition need just 172 votes to dismiss him.
There is no vote for a new premier on the agenda, but that could change andPakistanMuslim League-N (PML-N) leader Shehbaz Sharif is the anointed candidate.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s ex-wife slams his pro-India stance
With the no-trust motion looming on the horizon for Pakistan PM Imran Khan, on Friday, in an address to the nation, praised India.
Terming his neighbour as “khuddar quam” (self-respecting people), he stated that despite both nations getting independence at the same time, no superpower can dictate terms to India, while “Pakistan gets used as a tissue paper and thrown away.”
Replying to this changed stance on India, his former wife and a critic of the PM, Reham Khan took to Twitter to say that Imran Khan has suddenly decided to campaign for India realising that he would not win again.
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If Imran likes India so much, then he should leave Pakistan and move: Maryam Nawaz
Maryam Nawaz, Vice President of the oppositionPakistanMuslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), while taking a dig at Prime Minister Imran Khan said the latter has gone mad after seeing that he was losing power.
Reacting to the premier’s address to the nation on Friday, Maryam Nawaz in a series of tweets said that someone should tell him (Khan) that no one else but his party ousted him from power.
She said if Khan likes India so much, then he should leavePakistanand move there.
Imran praises India’s foreign policy
PakistanPrime Minister Imran said he knew India better than other politicians and expressed sadness thatPakistandid not have good relations with it because of its “RSS ideology and what happened in Kashmir”.
He praised India’s “independent” foreign policy, saying no superpower had the courage to tell the neighbouring country to change its foreign policy, Dawn news reported.
“They (India) are saying they will import Russian oil because it is better for their people despite the sanctions (on Russia).”
He said he had the “same problem”.
Speaker adjourns National Assembly till 12:30 pm (1 pm IST)
Pakistan’s parliament adjourned on Saturday, delaying a no-confidence motion that could oust Prime Minister Imran Khan, days after his allies blocked a similar measure.
Lawmakers will reconvene at 12:30 pm local time (1 pm IST)said Speaker Asad Qaisar.
Demarche should be issued over foreign conspiracy: Shah Mahmood Qureshi
“I want to bring on record that the National Security Forum is a respected forum. The forum decided that the foreign conspiracy threat was a valid one. They acknowledged that there was political interference in Pakistan and that a demarche should be issued,” says Shah Mahmood Qureshi
Today is a historical moment and for the record I want to say that the PM said he is upset but accepts the decision. When the PM decided to go in front of the nation with this constitutional crisis, he was thinking of the nation: Foreign Minister Qureshi

Even though my PM Imran Khan is disappointed, he will stand by the court decision. The clock has been turned back for sake of upholding the apex court’s decision: Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Pakistan’s history is peppered with conspiracy, corruption; nation should understand political conspiracy occurred and it was unconstitutional: Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi takes the floor of the National Assembly

The court’s decision will be held in the utmost regard and spirit: Speaker Asad Qaiser

Don’t say that you will talk about the foreign conspiracy. Nawaz Sharif said that we will not accept hefty amounts from the West. We are self-respecting people: Shehbaz Sharif

There should also be a discussion on the issue of “international conspiracy” today: Pakistan National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser

Leader of Opposition, Shehbaz Sharif, praises the Apex court decision to restore the National Assembly. Sharif requests the NA Speaker to ‘Ignore the conviction of a selected PM’

Shehbaz Sharif asks Speaker of Assembly to stand up for Constitution

Shehbaz Sharif requests that Supreme Court order is heeded stating that Pakistan Parliament ‘is making history today’ by removing selected PM

No trust vote shortly, Imran Khan skips session

Watch the live stream of the no-confidence vote

Shehbaz Sharif as Pak PM to be more constructive towards India
PakistanPrime Minister Imran Khan is considered to be more hawkish towards India, while the PM in waiting, Shehbaz Sharif, may be more constructive towards a bilateral relationship.
“India wants a soft government inPakistan,” Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the Vice Chairman ofPakistanTehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and former Foreign Minister, said recently, Express Tribune reported.
Pakistan PM on way out as no-confidence vote looms
PakistanPrime Minister Imran Khan looked certain to be kicked out of office Saturday by a no-confidence vote in parliament, but a political crisis in the nuclear-armed nation of 220 million will likely continue.
Khan lost his majority in the 342-seat national assembly through defections by coalition partners and members of his ownPakistanTehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI), and the opposition need just 172 votes to dismiss him.
Pakistan’s Parliament set to vote on no-trust motion against PM Imran Khan
Pakistan’sParliament is all set to vote on the crucial no-confidence resolution on Saturday against defiant Prime Minister Imran Khan who faces the possibility of being the first premier in the country’s history to be voted out in a no-trust motion.
In line with a landmark Supreme Court order, the National Assembly’s session for voting on the no-confidence motion against Khan will take place at 10:30 AM (local time).
The Opposition parties need 172 members in the 342-member house to orchestrate the downfall of Prime Minister Khan. They have garnered the support of more than the needed strength with the help of some allies of the ruling coalition and rebels from thePakistanTehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party of the 69-year-old cricketer-turned politician.
Pakistan parliament to try again on vote to oust PM Khan
Pakistan’s parliament will vote on Saturday whether to remove Imran Khan as prime minister, days after he blocked a similar attempt, potentially adding to political and economic uncertainty in the nuclear-armed country.
Ahead of the vote that Khan is widely expected to lose, the former cricket star vowed to “struggle” against any move to replace him, the latest twist in a crisis that has threatened political and economic stability in the South Asian nation of 220 million people.
PTI’s chief whip in the KP Assembly Shaukat Yousafzai, in a video message released to the media, termed the opposition’s move of no-confidence a joke

‘Can-do’ administrator Shehbaz Sharif frontrunner to become Pakistan’s next PM
Shehbaz Sharif, the person most likely to be Pakistan’s next prime minister, is little known outside his home country but has a reputation domestically as an effective administrator more than as a politician.
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Prime Minister Imran Khan says he accepts a supreme court ruling that will likely see him ousted from office, but insists he is victim of a “regime change” conspiracy involving the United States

Imran Khan says he will not accept ‘imported government’; calls for street protests
Hours before a no-confidence vote against him in Parliament, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday seemed to accept the writing on the wall and urged his supporters to stage peaceful protests across the country when the “new imported government” comes into power on Sunday.
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Pak sets up commission to probe ‘foreign conspiracy’ behind toppling Imran Khan govt
The Pakistan government has set up a commission led by a retired Army officer to investigate the alleged “foreign conspiracy” behind the no-confidence motion against embattled Prime MinisterImranKhan, a senior minister said on Friday.
Pakistan PM alleges ‘conspiracy’ but accepts court ruling on confidence vote

Pakistan Prime MinisterImranKhansaid Friday he accepted a supreme court ruling that will likely see him ousted from office, but insisted he was victim of a “regime change” conspiracy involving the United States.
The national assembly will sit Saturday to decideKhan’s fate, but the former international cricket star who became premier in 2018 is certain to lose a no-confidence vote following the defection of a coalition partner and several of his own party members.
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