The defeat comes as a major setback for PM Khan’s government.(REUTERS)
The defeat comes as a major setback for PM Khan’s government.(REUTERS)

PM Khan to seek vote of confidence in parl, says report

  • Gilani received 169 votes to Sheikh’s 164, election authorities and opposition parties said.
Agencies | , Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 12:54 AM IST

Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek a vote of confidence in the parliament, foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Wednesday, according to a Dawn news report.

The announcement came after former Pakistani prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday defeated ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party’s Hafeez Sheikh, an adviser to the prime minister, in a Senate election for the Islamabad seat. The defeat comes as a major setback for PM Khan’s government. Gilani received 169 votes to Sheikh’s 164, election authorities and opposition parties said.

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