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Opposition submits no-confidence motion against NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri

Submission comes at the same time opposition submitted a no-trust motion against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan

The opposition has submitted a no-confidence motion against National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri, a day before Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to face the no-confidence vote after dodging it the first time.

The resolution called for the removal of Suri from the position of deputy speaker under Article 53(7)(c) of the Constitution of Pakistan, read with Rule 12 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, 2007.

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The motion was submitted in the National Assembly Secretariat by Member of National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi.

The resolution highlighted that the deputy speaker had engaged in ‘repeated’ violations of the rules, parliamentary practices, norms of democracy, and constitutional provisions while chairing sessions of the National Assembly and had failed to hold these sessions in an orderly manner that would allow a productive debate.

The resolution further read that the deputy speaker had acted in a partisan manner that favoured the government, and had time and again deprived the members of the opposition of their democratic right to voice their concerns.

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The resolution also referred to how the National Assembly deputy speaker had rejected the vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Imran Khan and had “willfully and malafidely” engaged in subversion of the constitution.

It added that the actions of the deputy speaker fell within the purview of Article 6 of the constitution.

The submission comes at the same time the opposition submitted a no-trust motion against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.

Meanwhile, Punjab is set to elect a new chief minister while PM Khan will face a no-confidence vote on Saturday.

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