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.
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.