Pakistan political crisis: Bilawal Bhutto to be next foreign minister of Pakistan? – Times of India

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan lost a crucial trust vote in the National Assembly past midnight on Saturday, becoming the first PM in the country’s history to be removed through a no-confidence motion. Stay with TOI for the latest developmentsRead Less
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‘Chowkidar chor hai’ slogan raised in Pakistan against Army following Imran Khan’s ouster

PTI supporters agitate outside former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif’s London residence

Imran Khan thanks “all Pakistanis for their amazing outpouring of support & emotions”
Thank you to all Pakistanis for their amazing outpouring of support & emotions to protest against US-backed regime… https://t.co/QuvZScVX69
Ousted PM Imran Khan thanks Pakistanis for protesting “against US-backed regime change abetted by local Mir Jafars”
Never have such crowds come out so spontaneously and in such numbers in our history, rejecting the imported govt le… https://t.co/rDOu7lDyLy
Nomination papers of Shehbaz, Qureshi approved
Nomination papers of Pakistan joint opposition candidate Shehbaz Sharif and PTI’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi have been approved for the Prime Minister’s election slated to take place on Monday.Earlier, Former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif submitted the nomination papers for the top seat. The nomination papers have been approved for the PM’s election.
Shehbaz Sharif’s son to appear before special court in money laundering case on Apr 11
Hamza Shehbaz, son of PML-N president and joint Opposition’s prime ministerial candidate Shehbaz Sharif, is scheduled to appear before a special court in a high-profile money laundering case on Monday.The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) special court on April 4 summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz, his son Hamza and others for indictment in money-laundering and sugar scam on April 11.Shehbaz’s counsel advocate Amjad Pervez told PTI on Sunday that his client would file an exemption from personal appearance in the FIA special court on Monday in the money laundering proceedings.”Mr Sharif is in Islamabad to contest the prime minister election on Monday. Therefore, the court will be requested to defer the indictment,” he said.
PTI, PML-N workers clash outside Nawaz Sharif’s house in London
Confrontation between supporters of Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz turned into an arena of slurs and slogans against each party’s leadership outside Avenfield flats in London, the residence of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.After the ouster of Imran Khan from the Prime Minister’s seat, the outraged workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Sunday staged a protest at Nawaz Sharif’s residence.Holding flags of Pakistan, during the demonstrations, PTI workers chanted slogans against the ouster of the PM. Meanwhile, supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) also reached the Avenfield flats to show solidarity with Nawaz Sharif, the party supremo, reported ARY News.
Bilawal Bhutto to be next foreign minister of Pakistan?

New Cabinet will be formed in consultation with opposition parties: Shehbaz Sharif

Bilawal Bhutto confirms, his party would support Shehbaz Sharif as a prime minister

MQMP asks Shehbaz to form commission to probe ‘Lettergate’: Pak media
Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQMP) senior leader Syed Faisal Subzwari early on Sunday said in a tweet that Shehbaz Sharif should form a commission to probe the alleged threat letter. He said in a tweet, “Shehbaz Sharif must form an Independent & Highest Possible Commission to inquire #LetterGate. Commission must investigate, ascertain Conspiracy (IF ANY) & recommend strongest Punishments for culprits of Conspiracy/ Defrauding the Nation. Let’s all work for a better Pakistan.”
Dy speaker Qasim Suri did not resign, set to chair the crucial NA session on Monday
Refuting the news of the resignation of Pakistan’s Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri, the National Assembly Secretariat on Sunday clarified that Suri did not resign from his office, reported local media adding that he will chair the crucial National Assembly on Monday for the election of the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.
PTI MNAs to resign from National Assembly on Monday, says ex-minister Fawad Chaudhry (Dawn)
Senior PTI leader and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry has announced that his party would resign en masse from the National Assembly tomorrow (Monday). The decision to resign, he said, was tied with the acceptance of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif’s nomination papers for prime minister’s elections, to which the PTI had raised objections. In a later development, the NA Secretariat rejected the objections and accepted Shehbaz’s nomination.Talking to the media in Islamabad with a host of other PTI leaders and officials, Chaudhry said a meeting of the PTI’s central core executive committee (CEC) was held in Bani Gala with Imran Khan where “the whole situation was analysed”.
Court to hear plea to put Imran Khan, ex-ministers on Exit Control List tomorrow
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear on Monday (tomorrow) an application requesting for placing the names of the former prime minister Imran Khan and ex-ministers on the Exit Control List (ECL) and ordering an investigation into an alleged threat letter. The application was filed by Maulvi Iqbal Haider. The applicant requested the IHC to place the names of Imran Khan, Fawad Chaudhry and Shah Mehmood Qureshi, former deputy speaker Qasim Suri and Asad Majeed on the ECL.He also requested from the court to issue an order for an inquiry against the former prime minister and the ministers regarding the alleged threat letter.
PML-N family has hounded, tweets Shehbaz Sharif
I recall how Mian Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Shahid Khaqan, Khawaja Asif, Saad Rafique, Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Sanaullah, Hamza, Hanif Abbasi, Mian Nauman et al. were hounded, stigmatized & put behind bars. Can’t appreciate enough the sacrifices & political struggle of PMLN family!- Shehbaz Sharif in tweet
FIA officer probing money laundering charges against Shehbaz Sharif goes on leave
A top officer of Pakistan’s top investigative agency who was probing the PKR 14 billion money laundering charges against the joint Opposition’s prime ministerial candidate Shehbaz Sharif has gone on leave for indefinite period after Imran Khan was voted out in a no-confidence motion.Federal Investigation Agency’s Lahore chief Mohammad Rizwan’s application to go on leave with effect from April 11, 2022, onward, has been accepted, according to an official notification on Sunday.Rizwan’s decision came a day before Shehbaz and his son Hamza are to appear before a special court for indictment on Monday.The special court (Central-I) of FIA on April 4 had summoned Shehbaz and Hamza on Monday (April 11) to indict the father and son duo in the Rs 14 billion money laundering case.
‘After trying every unconstitutional trick IK couldn’t stop us. Democracy won,’ Bilawal says in tweet

Imran Khan chairs PTI party meet
Imran Khan chairs first PTI parliamentary board meeting after losing no-trust vote
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan chaired the first parliamentary board meeting of his party after the Pakistani Parliament ousted him in a vote of no confidence in the wee hours of Sunday. “A meeting of the party’s parliamentary board is underway under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan,” the Official Twitter account of ‘Imran Khan Today’ tweeted.
Imran’s Twitter bio still says ‘Prime Minister of Pakistan’

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