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NA speaker draws opposition’s ire for adjourning session

PPP’s Zardari expresses confidence that no-trust motion against PM Khan will succeed

The leaders of the opposition parties have criticized National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser for adjourning the National Assembly session during which they had intended to table the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Speaking to the media outside the assembly, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif said Asad Qaiser acted as a worker of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and not as a speaker. He added that the speaker should be tried under Article 6 of the constitution as he had conspired with the prime minister to hinder the no-trust motion.

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“This is the tradition that if a member is deceased, session is adjourned but today, law and constitution was above the tradition,” said Sharif.

Meanwhile, Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of running away from his competition. He added that all opposition parties were united and would not let the premier escape.

In another development, former president and PPP co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has expressed confidence that the no-confidence motion against PM Khan would be successful.

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Speaking to media, he said that if Speaker Asad Qaiser did not allow them to table the no-trust motion in the next assembly session, then the opposition would stage a protest.

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