No Confidence Motion: PTI MNAs, Allies Decide To Skip NA Session

No Confidence Motion: PTI MNAs, Allies Decide To Skip NA Session
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has deliberated a strategy to counter the session of the National Assembly called by the opposition for its no confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, deciding that party MNAs and allies will skip the sessions to avoid a vote.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan told Dawn News TV during an interview that on the day the opposition brings forth their no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, PTI members and allies will purposely not be present, leaving just NA Speaker Asad Qaiser.

"I do not have a vote so I, too, will go," the PM's adviser said.

Dr Babar Awan went on to further claim that American President Joe Biden was helping the opposition muster support for the move.

"Maulana [Fazlur Rehman] has called on Biden for help and in this situation, it is now clear from where the agenda is being run and support [...] The West is being called on help to remove an elected prime minister," he claimed.

The PM advisor intimated that the no-confidence vote was likely to take place someplace other than the floor of the House, as that room is currently being renovated ostensibly for the upcoming Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit later in March.

On his predictions for the outcome of the no-confidence motion, Dr. Babar said that the government had beaten the opposition in parliamentary votes, and refuted the opposition's claims that they had enough votes to succeed.