PM Shehbaz not seeking vote of confidence


Islamabad: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb Monday denied reports of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif seeking a vote of confidence from the lower house of the parliament.

Taking to Twitter, the federal minister said that there was “no need” for taking the vote of confidence from the National Assembly.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was sworn in as the premier in April last year after the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) — an alliance of 11 political parties — ousted Imran Khan from office.

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Since then, the PMLN-led government has been put on its toes with repeated protests from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), a distressed economy, and its recent standoff with the judiciary.

Marriyum Aurangzeb claimed that “rumours” are not facts and asked media outlets not to run news stories pertaining to the prime minister “without verification”.