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SC registrar rejects petition seeking suspension of no-trust proceedings

Petition said no-confidence move part of larger foreign plot to oust PM Khan’s government

A petition filed in the Supreme Court on Saturday which seeks the suspension of the National Assembly’s proceedings on the no-confidence motion tabled by the opposition against Prime Minister Imran Khan has been considered as “non-entertainable” by the registrar.

Last month, the opposition tabled a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly. The house is set to vote tomorrow on PM Khan’s government’s fate.

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The opposition apparently has managed to gain the required 172 votes— the minimum votes required to form the Central government— after it persuaded the Muttahida Qaumi Movement to join forces. It now, reportedly, has the support of 177 members in the National Assembly.

According to the petition filed in the Supreme Court, parliamentarians were “acting on the instigation of foreign hostile countries acting against the polity and integrity of Pakistan” and had “conspired, conceived and hatched a move in the form of a no-confidence motion before the National Assembly of Pakistan to oust a lawfully elected Federal Government”.

PM Khan, during the March 27 PTI rally, claimed that the no-confidence move was a part of a larger “foreign plot” to oust his government. During the rally, he brandished a sheet of paper claiming it to be the “evidence” of the conspiracy.

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