‘Opposition to bring no-confidence motion against NA speaker, Senate chairman soon’

PTI lost Senate seat from Islamabad in March, prompting PM Khan to seek vote of confidence in NA

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khurram Dastagir Khan has hinted at the possibility of a no-confidence motion against Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani or National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, before the opposition moves against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Dastagir appeared on Arifa Noor’s show on Thursday and said that a no-confidence vote against Sanjrani or Qaiser would be brought forth by the opposition in less than two months. He said that this move would test whether the establishment was still removing obstacles from PM Khan’s way.

The senior PML-N member also recalled the Senate election from March this year, in which former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, who was fielded as the joint candidate of the opposition, emerged victorious. Gillani won against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI’s) Hafeez Sheikh in the hotly contested seat of Islamabad.

Later the same week, PM Khan sought a vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament after Gillani’s victory. PM Khan ended up winning 178 votes, following which Qaiser, announced that the PM enjoyed the majority’s support in the NA.