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The Pakistan National Assembly will adjourned on April 11 to pick a new Prime Minister

After Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was dismissed from office by a vote of no confidence, the National Assembly adjourned in the early hours of April 10; the House will reconvene on April 11 at 2:00 p.m. to pick the new Premier.

Ayaz Sadiq of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, who was presiding over the key session, stated that the nomination papers for the new Prime Minister may be presented by 2 p.m. on April 10 and that the examination would be completed by 3 p.m.

He convened the session on Monday at 11 a.m. and announced that the new premier will be elected at that time. However, the National Assembly of Pakistan afterwards announced on its official Twitter account that the House will convene at 2:00 p.m.

The Pakistan National Assembly will adjourned on April 11 to pick a new Prime Minister
The Pakistan National Assembly will adjourned on April 11 to pick a new Prime Minister

“The National Assembly will reconvene on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. as opposed to 11:00 a.m.,” it tweeted.

Earlier, Speaker Asad Qaiser nominated Mr. Sadiq to preside over the session when the leader of Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), claimed that he was unable to continue.

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Mr. Sadiq began the voting process immediately

On a day filled with drama and repeated adjournments in the Lower House, the combined Opposition — a rainbow of socialist, liberal, and profoundly religious groups — gained the support of 174 members of the 342-member National Assembly, more than the 172 votes required to unseat the Prime Minister.

No Prime Minister in Pakistan’s history has ever been removed by a vote of no confidence. Mr. Khan is the first premier whose destiny was determined by a vote of confidence.

In addition, no Pakistani Prime Minister has ever served a full five-year tenure.

Mr. Khan, age 69, was absent from the Lower House throughout the vote. His party’s legislators walked out during the vote. However, dissident members of the PTI were present and seated on the Government benches.

The dismissal of Mr. Khan has initiated the procedure for selecting the new House leader.

The unified Opposition has already selected Shehbaz Sharif, the president of the PML-N, as their candidate.

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