Highlights: Pakistan Parliament to vote for new PM on Monday, says Speaker

Updated on Apr 10, 2022 05:15 AM IST

Pakistan political crisis highlights: The ruling was seen as dealing a massive blow to Khan's hopes of retaining power in Pakistan and his plans of calling for fresh elections.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.(ANI)

Pak political crisis updates: Pakistan's parliament convened on Saturday to vote on Imran Khan's future as the nation's prime minister, after this week's Pak Supreme Court ruling - that the rejection of the vote against Khan by deputy speaker Qasim Suri was unconstitutional. The ruling was seen as dealing a massive blow to Khan's hopes of retaining power in Pakistan and his plans of calling for fresh elections. The Pak assembly convened at 10.30 am (local time) with the vote listed as the fourth item on the agenda. In initial exchanges between Khan's ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the opposition, including Shabhaz Sharif and Shah Mahmood Qureshi, saw speaker Asad Qaiser urged to uphold the Supreme Court's order and carry out the no-confidence vote in accordance with parliamentary laws. Earlier Qaiser had declared there should instead be a discussion on the 'international conspiracy' issue.

The assembly was adjourned till 12:30 pm local time (1 pm IST) but failed to restart on time, raising questions over whether the no-trust vote will be carried out in line with the top court's order. The Assembly session has finally convened and the proceedings are underway.  

On Friday, after the Supreme Court's ruling, Imran Khan addressed the nation and declared himself disappointed with the judicial outcome. He also continued his recent praising of India and called it a nation of 'khuddar qaum', or self-respecting people, and said no superpower - an allusion to the United States that some claim is behind the political turmoil in Pak - could dictate terms to it.

On Thursday the Supreme Court restored the national assembly - days after it was dissolved by president Arif Alvi, ostensibly to scupper the vote against Khan and help him hold snap polls. However, massive criticism followed this move, with opposition leaders calling it 'unconstitutional' and the nation's top court intervening.

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    176 opposition members present in the assembly 

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    Pakistan national assembly adjourned till 12:30 pm

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    There should be discussion on “international conspiracy” issue: Speaker Asad Qaiser

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    Foreign Minister and PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi present in the National Assembly

    Foreign Minister and PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi present in the National Assembly

  • Apr 09, 2022 11:10 AM IST

    Pakistan National Assembly meets in Islamabad to vote on no-confidence motion

    Pakistan National Assembly meets in Islamabad to vote on no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan

  • Apr 09, 2022 10:48 AM IST

    Voting on no-trust motion can shift to next week, reports Pak's Geo News

    Voting on no-trust motion can shift to next week, says federal minister for information and law Fawad Chaudhry: Pakistan's Geo News

  • Apr 09, 2022 10:44 AM IST

    Security deployed outside the Pakistan National Assembly in Islamabad

    Security deployed outside the Pakistan National Assembly in Islamabad on the day of no-confidence vote against PM Imran Khan

  • Apr 09, 2022 10:39 AM IST

    Leave Pakistan & move to India if you like it so much: Maryam Nawaz to Imran Khan

    After Imran Khan had praised India during his address on Friday, former Pakistan Prime Minister's daughter Maryam Nawaz told him to leave Pakistan and move to India.

  • Apr 09, 2022 10:23 AM IST

    Will not tolerate a foreign government, says Imran Khan

    Pakistan Prime Minister Iran Khan while addressing the nation on Friday said that he will not tolerate the installation of a “foreign government” in Pakistan. He asserted that he will turn to the public for support if such a thing happens. 

  • Apr 09, 2022 10:14 AM IST

    Members of national assembly begin to arrive at Parliament house: Pak media

    Members of the National Assembly have started to arrive at Parliament House ahead of the no-trust vote following the Supreme Court order, reports Pakistani media

  • Apr 09, 2022 10:11 AM IST

    Pakistan national assembly expected to begin at 11 am IST

    Pakistan national assembly session of no-trust vote against Imran Khan is expected to start at 11 am IST. 

  • Apr 09, 2022 09:59 AM IST

    No superpower can dictate terms to India: Imran Khan 

    A day after Pakistan Supreme Court set aside the national assembly deputy speaker's ruling on a no-confidence motion against Imran Khan,  the Pakistan prime minister lauded India as “khuddar qaum” (self-respecting people), saying no superpower can dictate terms to the neighbouring country.

  • Apr 09, 2022 09:30 AM IST

    Imran Khan to face no-trust vote today

    Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan is set to face the no-trust vote today. 

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Tsinghua University is a research university in northwest Beijing and is Chinese President Xi Jinping’s alma mater. (Twitter/Tkachuk_science)
Tsinghua University is a research university in northwest Beijing and is Chinese President Xi Jinping’s alma mater. (Twitter/Tkachuk_science)

Russia won't stop strikes until it runs out of missiles, says Ukraine's Zelensky

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 06:24 PM IST

In an overnight address, Zelensky said he expected new attacks this week that could be as bad as last week's, the worst yet, which left millions of people with no heat, water or power.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (AP)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (AP)

Hong Kong top court allows British lawyer to defend pro-democracy media tycoon

Published on Nov 28, 2022 05:51 PM IST

Lai is perhaps Hong Kong's most prominent critic of China's Communist Party leaders including Xi Jinping, and Hong Kong's Department of Justice made repeated attempts to block British barrister, Timothy Owen, from representing him.

Lai faces a maximum possible life sentence for two counts of conspiracy to commit collusion with foreign countries or external elements.(AP)
Lai faces a maximum possible life sentence for two counts of conspiracy to commit collusion with foreign countries or external elements.(AP)

WHO to use 'mpox' to denote monkeypox

Published on Nov 28, 2022 05:20 PM IST

"Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while 'monkeypox' is phased out," the global health organisation said.

"Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while 'monkeypox' is phased out," the global health organisation said.(REUTERS)
"Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while 'monkeypox' is phased out," the global health organisation said.(REUTERS)

Iran rejects UN investigation into govt's clampdown on protests: Report

Published on Nov 28, 2022 04:10 PM IST

Activist news agency HRANA said 450 protesters had been killed in more than two months of nationwide unrest as of Nov. 26, including 63 minors. It said 60 members of the security forces had been killed, and 18,173 protesters detained.

Israelis attend a demonstration in support of Iran protests in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on October 29.(AFP)
Israelis attend a demonstration in support of Iran protests in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on October 29.(AFP)

'Welcome Vatican offer to mediate but Ukraine's stance prevents it': Russia

Published on Nov 28, 2022 03:47 PM IST

Pope Francis reiterated 10 days ago that the Vatican was ready to do anything possible to mediate and put an end to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, in an interview with the Italian daily La Stampa.

Pope Francis had reiterated that the Vatican was ready to do anything possible to mediate.(AP)
Pope Francis had reiterated that the Vatican was ready to do anything possible to mediate.(AP)

China eases anti-Covid rules amid massive stir, blames ulterior motives: Top 5

Published on Nov 28, 2022 02:01 PM IST

China's foreign ministry said on Monday that the government's fight against Covid will be successful.

Workers in protective gear gather for their duties in Beijing.(AP)
Workers in protective gear gather for their duties in Beijing.(AP)
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