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Imran Khan will be out of the field in a week! Opposition groups called for the beleagured PM to resign

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s chair seems to be shaking, and in the meantime allies of his party, Tehreek-e-Insaf, are leaving. The Pakistan Muslim League (Q) has struck a deal with the opposition PML-N. Both parties believe that Imran Khan will have to resign within a week and a new government will be formed after that. People familiar with the matter say that after Imran Khan, there was an agreement to make Nawaz Sharif’s younger brother Shahbaz Sharif the Prime Minister. Besides, Maulana Fazlur Rahman, leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, a staunch opponent of Imran Khan, may be made the new president in place of Arif Alvi.

Besides, the post of chairman could go to Pakistan People’s Party leader Yousuf Raja Gilani. We are informed that Pakistan’s opposition parties have decided to table a no-confidence motion against Imran Khan in Parliament at 4 pm today. Also, a no-confidence motion has been filed against Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bujdar, the leader of Imran Khan’s party. In his place, the post of Chief Minister will be given to Chowdhury Parvez Elahi, who is currently the Speaker of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. A total of 126 MLAs in the Punjab Assembly have moved no-confidence motions, but to remove the chief minister, at least 186 votes are required.

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There are a total of 371 seats in the Punjab Assembly. Imran Khan’s party has a total of 183 seats in the state, with PML-Q having 165 seats, PML-N with 10 seats and PPP with 7 seats. The Pakistan Rah-e-Haq Party also has one MLA and five independent members. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bujdar is believed to be very close to Imran Khan. It would be a big blow for Imran Khan to step down, who is on the verge of losing power. A no-confidence motion against Imran Khan will be tabled at 4 pm today and a vote will be taken within three days after the debate.

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