Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted from power as the united opposition mustered 174 votes in the 342-member House.
Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)’s Ayaz Sadiq, who was chairing the session, announced the result.
Minutes before voting began, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser resigned from his post, saying he could not take part in a “foreign conspiracy” to oust the prime minister. Imran Khan is accusing the US government of interfering in state affairs.
A plea has been filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking to avoid the imposition of martial law in Pakistan, as the political situation in the country takes a critical turn, Geo News reported.
Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is rumoured to be appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Bhutto-Zardari, Chairman of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), said decisions regarding the ministership will be taken by his party, reports Geo News.
He believes the Supreme Court judgment is “first step” towards ridding institutions of controversies.
Amid the anticipation of the outcome of Saturday’s crucial National Assembly (NA) session, all eyes are on the prospective candidates for the main positions if a new government is formed.
Once again while criticising the government, the PPP Chair said that Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party has made the Foreign Ministry and National Security Committee (NSC) controversial.
He said that democracy had been damaged during the four-year rule of the PTI; however, the Supreme Court’s judgement is the “first step” towards ridding institutions of controversies.