Islamabad. Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khawaja Asif has said that it is not necessary that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif can get the vote of confidence in the National Assembly on his own and not on anyone’s demand. Asif said the party would be able to show the full numbers if the prime minister is asked to seek a trust vote.
He made the remarks in response to a demand by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan last week to seek a vote of confidence in the prime minister. Imran made this demand after the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) threatened to quit the coalition government at the Centre. Talking to the media on Monday, he said in response to a question that there is no threat to the central government by dissolving the Punjab Legislative Assembly.
Asif expressed these views in the current affairs program aired late on Monday. He said that if former Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz had been present during the trust vote in the Punjab Assembly, the situation would have been different. He said that Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif is waiting for the party to provide him legal protection to return home.
He said that all the preparations for his return home are complete. Asif said that what happened to Nawaz Sharif was a tragedy. In comparison, former Prime Minister Imran Khan has innumerable pending cases and a long list of crimes, he said. He said that the PML-N along with all its allies would finalize the name of the caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab today.
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