Pakistan is set for changes in the House, as the opposition coalition, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Friday decided to move a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Opposition parties namely Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and allies of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) – Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) – are putting aside their differences to present a united front to oust the Khan-led government.
Sources said Nawaz Sharif of the PML-N is not keen on a leadership role, while Asif Ali Zardari of the PPP is being considered.
PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz recently said that “if they don’t act like the government, people will lose faith in the opposition as well”.
Khan admitted last week that he could not fulfill the promises made after taking over the reins of the country. A report by Pakistan’s news agency Dawn highlighted that Khan blamed the ‘system’ for Pakistan’s inability to bring about change in the way it is governed.
The PDM confirmed that a no-confidence motion would be brought against Khan in Pakistan’s parliament.
News agency Geo News quoted PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman as saying, “PDM has announced the no-confidence motion at this stage as we have a firm intention to do so.”
Rehman also said that allies of the government will be contacted and if a no-confidence motion is brought, the PDM will try to get him a majority in the National Assembly to further improve his chances of success in ousting Imran Khan.
Earlier Nawaz Sharif was not willing to change the house.