On Wednesday, Imran Khan chaired a political committee meeting at the PM House, in which he was briefed on important legal and constitutional issues….reports Asian Lite News
Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan is holding his cards close and may announce a major move on March 27, Samaa TV reported.
He said that the National Assembly Speaker can hold voting on the no-confidence motion moved against Imran Khan whenever he wants.
Rasheed said the National Assembly meeting will be held on March 25, but the session would be adjourned for a day after ‘Fateh’, as per the tradition, and the voting may be held on March 31 or April 1, as and when the Speaker decides.
On Wednesday, Imran Khan chaired a political committee meeting at the PM House, in which he was briefed on important legal and constitutional issues.
During the meeting, the political situation of the country and the no-trust motion were discussed. The meeting also reviewed the preparations for the PTI rally scheduled on March 27.
The meeting was attended by Rasheed, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary and other federal ministers.
After the meeting, Imran Khan said that he still holds the trump card on the situation that has emerged after the opposition submitted a no-confidence motion against him, and when he reveals the card, the opposition leaders will be surprised, Samaa TV reported.
Speaking to a group of senior journalists after the meeting, the Prime Minister said that the “surprise” would be revealed a day before or on the day of the voting on the no-confidence motion.
The opposition leaders cannot imagine how few members will be left with them, he said.
Majority MPs upset with govt: PTI leader
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs in Pakistan, Ali Muhammad Khan, has said that a majority of the ruling PTI Members of National Assembly (MNA) have “genuine” reservations with the government, Geo News reported.
“The majority did not take money, they are just upset with the government. But some might have taken money,” the PTI leader said while speaking in a talk show aired on a private television channel.
As the session for the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan draws close, several PTI lawmakers have expressed reservations — while some have announced plans to switch camps, Geo News reported.
The government’s ally in the Centre, the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), has assured Imran Khan of complete support ahead of the no-trust motion, while other allies — BAP, MQM-P and PML-Q — are still indecisive.
In response to a question, the state minister said that no PTI member could be forced out of the party and assured that he and the party’s chief whip in the National Assembly, Amir Dogar, would resolve the issues of the dissident MNAs.
“We will try to resolve their genuine concerns regarding the governance in Punjab,” the minister said, noting that Imran Khan had already told the government lawmakers that a leader is like a “fatherly figure” who seeks resolution.