Pakistan People’s Party co-Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the opposition would not give a National Reconciliation Order (NRO) to Prime Minister Imran Khan and neither would they withdraw the no-confidence motion tabled against him.
Speaking with media at the National Assembly, the opposition leader said that the only advice that he could give to the premier was to resign today with grace. He called on PM Khan to step down and allow Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif to take the vote of confidence as the next premier.
As the opposition gains more numbers in the house, the prime minister has offered to dissolve the assembly if the opposition withdraws its no-confidence motion against him. According to a local news outlet, an “important personality” approached Shehbaz Sharif on behalf of the premier and delivered his message.
According to a media report, during a meeting of the joint opposition, the premier had requested a “safe passage” as the political crisis in the country worsens.
The news outlet reported that the majority of the opposition leaders have suggested not to trust PM Khan and recommended requesting the NA speaker for holding the voting on the motion as soon as possible.