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Pakistan PM Imran Khan secures confidence vote in parliament

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Published: 16:31, 6 March 2021   Update: 16:32, 6 March 2021
Pakistan PM Imran Khan secures confidence vote in parliament

Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan secured a vote of confidence in the National Assembly on Saturday, making the end of several weeks of political stalemate in the country.

According to Reuters, Imran needed 172 votes in the 342-seat parliament to win the confidence vote. However, he secured 178 votes.

Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh of Imran Khan government lost to former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillanii in the Senate race for the Islamabad general seat on Wednesday. After that, opposition groups called for Imran Khan’s resignation.

But opposition coalition Pakistan Democratic Movement did not participate in Saturday’s vote of confidence. This makes it easier for Imran to secure the required number of votes.

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