It appears that the Opposition is not too worried about PML-Q’s continued support for PM Khan’s government. PML-N is confident members from PTI will complete the numbers required for the no-trust move.
PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, while talking to a private media channel, said the no-trust move will succeed without PML-Q support. Important to note, the Opposition is gearing for an intense political battle as it aims to send the government packing. For this, it approached government alliances and estranged PTI MNAs for support.
However, the Opposition failed to receive a positive response from the government alliances. In fact, PML-Q publicly announced that it will not desert the PTI government.
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It is a victory for democracy that most opposition parties now agree to bring a no-confidence motion against the government. The PM has lost the confidence of the people, it is about time he lost the confidence of Parliament .
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Moreover, the PML-Q guaranteed full support to foil the joint Opposition’s efforts for bringing a no-trust motion against the PTI-led government in the Centre and Punjab in a recent meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan.
On the other hand, the Opposition does not seem too worried about the lack of support from PTI allies. Regarding this, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the no-trust move will succeed without PML-Q support.
“PML-Q has its own decisions to make. No trust move is not related to them,” Shahid Khaqan said.
Furthermore, Shahid Khaqan also said that the Opposition has enough numbers without government allies. The 10 members required to complete the numbers will come from PTI ranks, the former prime minister added. He also said the PTI members are ready to support the no-trust move.
Next three days crucial: Fazl ur Rehman
It seems the Opposition is ready to table the no-trust move. In fact, PDM President Maulana Fazlur Rehman even set the deadline.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that the next two to three days are “important” during which the joint opposition will make a final decision regarding submitting a vote of no-confidence motion against the government or requisitioning the session of parliament.
However, Maulana Fazl said they had not yet decided whether they would bring the no-confidence motion against National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser or Prime Minister Imran Khan, adding consultations within the opposition parties as well as with the legal team were underway.