Imran Khan intends to request a vote of confidence from PM Sharif. The key stock index records its steepest decline of 3.5% in over two years. Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan’s opposition, has made hints that he may run for office again after nine months of street demonstrations that failed to convince Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to announce early elections.
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Imran Khan told reporters in Lahore that he intended to “test” the prime minister by urging Sharif to seek a vote of confidence in the legislature through ally President Arif Alvi. The seats won in by-elections since Khan’s disqualification as a legislator in October for failing to disclose his assets will allow him to reenter the legislature, according to Gohar Ali Khan, Khan’s attorney.
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Khan thinks the multi-party ruling coalition, led by Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, is breaking apart after Karachi’s largest ethnic party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, abstained from the city’s by-elections and hinted at leaving the government. Khan was ousted from power by a no-confidence vote in April. Later, though, the party declared that it would continue to back Sharif as prime minister even if it left his cabinet. One day after Khan was removed from power, his party made the decision to quit the legislature. He further said that the country has been destroyed due to corruption, we have to save the country from the corrupt rulers as soon as possible.
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In an effort to pressure the government into calling early elections for the entire country, an ally of the former cricket star this week dissolved the state legislature in Punjab, the country’s largest province. This week, the provincial assembly of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa will also be dissolved, according to Khan and his party. Elections will take place on schedule in October, according to Sharif.
Imran Khan is shocked
Imran Khan is shocked by Pakistan’s ruling coalition party in the Karachi vote. Khan’s actions have made matters worse for the South Asian country, which is already experiencing an economic crisis due to a missed IMF loan payment and a decline in dollar reserves to the point that they no longer cover more than one month’s worth of imports. The benchmark KSE-100 Index for Pakistan dropped 3.5% to reach its lowest level in over two years.