Amid economic and political upheaval in Pakistan, by-elections are to be held on March 16 for 33 seats in the National Assembly. Surprisingly, Imran Khan is standing alone in the by-election.
Pakistan ousted prime minister of Imran Khan His party will be the only candidate in the by-elections for 33 seats in the country in March. His party has announced this. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vice-president and former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told a press conference on Sunday evening that the decision was taken at the party’s core committee meeting.
Qureshi said, Imran Khan will be the only candidate of PTI on all 33 parliamentary seats. This decision was taken in the meeting of the core committee of the party held at Zaman Park Lahore on Sunday under the chairmanship of Khan. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on Friday that by-elections for 33 seats in the National Assembly would be held on March 16.
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35 MPs of Imran had resigned
Khan’s party MPs, who were ousted from power after a no-confidence motion in April last year, left the lower house of the Pakistan Parliament (National Assembly). However, Speaker of the House Raja Parvez Ashraf did not accept the resignations of the MPs and said that he needed to personally verify whether the MPs were resigning of their own free will or under pressure. Last month, the Speaker had accepted the resignations of 35 PTI MPs, following which the ECP de-notified them.
…then Imran’s party will be wiped out
Subsequently, the Speaker accepted the resignations of another 35 (and the ECP de-notified them) and following the resignations of the remaining 43 PTI MPs, Khan asked Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to return to the National Assembly to put him to the test of a vote of confidence. declare. ECP has not de-notified 43 PTI MPs so far. If the ECP de-notifies the remaining 43 PTI MPs, Khan’s party will be virtually wiped out from the National Assembly. Khan contested eight parliamentary seats and won six after the Speaker accepted the resignations of 11 PTI MPs in October last year.
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