Imran Khan to remain in office until the Prime Minister is appointed, says Pak President | World news

Imran Khan will remain in office until a caretaker prime minister is appointed, Pakistani President Arif Alvi said in a tweet late last night after the country saw its most politically turbulent day this year and for yet another leadership crisis. “Mr. Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi, will continue as Prime Minister until the appointment of the Prime Minister under Article 224A (4) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” the presidency said in a tweet.

In a series of rapid developments, Imran Khan on Sunday slammed the opposition movement for ousting him as deputy speaker Qasim Suri, a member of the ruling PTI, rejecting a motion of no confidence against Khan under Article 5 of the constitution. Khan has now called for new elections.

The government called the attempt to “overthrow the government” part of the foreign conspiracy, even as the opposition leaders accused Khan of mismanagement and blaming him for the economic crisis in the country.

On Monday, the Supreme Court will take up the case, after the opposition objected to the rejection of the no-vote. The Supreme Court will decide whether the vote for no confidence will be taken again or new polls – which the Imran Khan government has said will probably take place in three months – will take place.

The country remained on edge on Sunday for the long-awaited vote of no confidence in parliament with heightened security in the capital Islamabad. Imran Khan was not present at the meeting when the debate began, about an hour after the session was scheduled to begin. Within minutes, chaos was discovered when the motion was rejected, the assembly session was rejected and Imran Khan gave a surprising address to the nation, asking for new polls.

Later, the National Assembly was also dissolved. “The President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi, has approved the advice of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to dissolve the National Assembly under Article 58 (1) read with Article 48 (1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic Pakistan. (Sic) “,” tweeted the presidency.


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