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Imran Khan to continue as prime minister under article 224

Important to note, the move comes after the Cabinet Division de-notified Imran Khan as the Prime Minister of Pakistan following the dissolution of the National Assembly.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan will continue as the Prime Minister of Pakistan until the appointment of a caretaker prime minister. The President of Pakistan released a statement regarding the news.

“Mr. Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi, shall continue as Prime Minister till the appointment of caretaker prime minister under Article 224 A (4) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, ” the statement by the President said.

Important to note, the move comes after the Cabinet Division de-notified Imran Khan as the Prime Minister of Pakistan following the dissolution of the National Assembly.

Read more: This is a war: Prime Minister Imran Khan

However, under Article 224 of the Constitution of Pakistan Imran Khan will continue as the prime minister for 15 days till the appointment of a caretaker prime minister.

Sunday, 3rd April, was a happening day for Pakistan. The Opposition faced a defeat after National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri termed its no-confidence motion unconstitutional.

The decision came after former Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry read out Article 5 of the Constitution and accused the Opposition of “disloyalty to the state.”

As a result, the NA Deputy Speaker dismissed the no-confidence motion and adjourned the session for an indefinite time. Needless to say, the move left the Opposition shocked as both PPP and PML-N were confident of ousting PM Khan.

Read more: Opposition tables no-confidence motion in National Assembly

Another surprise for the Opposition

However, PM Khan had another surprise in store for the Opposition. Shortly after the no-confidence motion episode, he announced that he advised the president to dissolve the NA under Article 58.

In his address, PM Khan congratulated the nation on the dismissal of the no-trust motion. He said the deputy speaker had “rejected the attempt of changing the regime [and] the foreign conspiracy”.

He then revealed that he wrote to the President and advised him to dissolve the assemblies. Furthermore, he urged the nation to gear up for early elections.

“Prepare for elections. No corrupt forces will decide what the future of the country will be. When the assemblies will be dissolved, the procedure for the next elections and the caretaker government will begin,” he added.