National Assembly session adjourned without debate on the no-confidence motion

Opposition proved its majority in today's session as more than 172 members of National Assembly were present in the session


The Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri adjourned the crucial National Assembly session after just few minutes till Sunday, April 03. The session was called to debate the no –confidence motion against PM Imran Khan. It was expected that National Assembly will start the debate and both opposition and treasury benches will participate in a fiery discussion.

But Deputy Speaker suddenly adjourned the session when opposition members started to ask the chair to vote on the motion of no-confidence. As the session started, during the question and answer session, all the Opposition members demanded the deputy speaker allow voting on the no-confidence motion.

The NA session started after a delay of more than an hour in the House. The opposition proved its majority in the house as more than 172 MNAs were present during the session.  As per the 24-point agenda issued by the NA Secretariat for today’s session, the debate on the no-trust move against PM Imran Khan was fourth in order.

The Deputy Speaker declared the attitude of the opposition benches "non-serious" and announced to adjourn the session  till Sunday, almost 10 minutes after it had started. the opposition members protested against adjournment and staged sit-in in side the house. 

Later, the opposition leaders addressed the press conference outside the parliament and criticised the delaying tactics used by the government. 

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif had tabled the no-confidence motion against PM Imran Khan on March 28 — making him the third premier in Pakistan's history to face the move. The notice of no-confidence resolution against PM Imran Khan was signed by 152 opposition members.

NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri had allowed Shehbaz Sharif to table the no-trust motion against the premier after 161 lawmakers backed the motion for its presentation.

under the rules, the speaker is bound to vote on the no-confidence motion tabled against the prime minister not before the three days and not beyond the seven days. So April 03 is the last day to vote on the motion under the rules.                              

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