Imran and party members to attend crucial NA session
In a complete change of strategy, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) lawmakers decided on Saturday to attend the proceedings of the no-confidence vote scheduled to be held at tomorrow’s National Assembly session.
It has been reported that PTI members will be present during the session and have their vote counted against the no-trust move in the lower house.
Earlier, PM Imran had formally barred the party’s lawmakers from attending the National Assembly session on the day of voting on the opposition’s no-confidence motion.
The premier issued the directives as the leader of the parliamentary party of PTI, a day after the no-confidence motion was tabled in the lower house of parliament against him by PML-N president and leader of the opposition in the house, Shehbaz Sharif.
The PTI chief also warned all lawmakers that “no member shall violate any instruction or extend any favour, relating to the vote of no confidence, to any other parliamentary party / group whatsoever”.
It added that any violation of these directions will be treated as “express defection in terms of Article 63-A”