Recently, a storm is brewing as the Opposition gears up to send the incumbent PTI government packing. The Opposition is actively campaigning for an in-house change to replace Imran Khan with an interim prime minister.
To clarify, Opposition parties agreed to introduce a no-confidence motion in Parliament to bring about an in-house change. After this, the interim prime minister will hold general elections within 90 days.
PMLN’s Talal Chaudhry confirmed reports that there were plans to install an “interim prime minister” who would hold general elections. He made the revelations while speaking on a show for a private media channel. Talal Chaudhry said there is a lot of pressure from the public. The public demands that such an “incompetent government” be removed.
“There is a requirement for a new mandate and we are bringing all the parties on board,” Talal Chaudhry further added. Interestingly, Talal Chaudhry indicated that PML-N is ready to support a candidate from other opposition parties to be elected as interim prime minister.
“We are supporting the in-house change not for taking power but for the new elections,” Talal Chaudhry said. He also revealed that all of this will happen before March 15.
Earlier, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz also said that they were ready to support “any method” to remove the government. Important to note, Maryam said she initially wanted the government to complete its five-year term.
However, after seeing the miserable situation of the people, she believes that “any option that can send this PTI government home must be exercised”. Pertinent to mention, PML-N shifted from its earlier stance of not considering a no-confidence motion as suggested by PPP.
PTI’s reaction to Opposition’s plans
On the other hand, PTI does not appear too worried about the Opposition’s grim plans. Sindh Governor Ismail said that the opposition parties were not capable of staging a move against the government.
He said reports of opposition plans against the PTI government first surfaced within three months after the formation of government. Meanwhile, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said he sees a future for PPP and PML-N, but without their supreme leaders.
“Noon league [PML-N] and Peoples Party [PPP] have a future. Zardari and Nawaz Sharif’s futures have ended,” the Minister said.