‘We reject the vote,’ says Fazl

Our Correspondent

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Saturday announced that the opposition “rejects the confidence vote” cast in favour of Prime Minister Imran Khan during a National Assembly session earlier Saturday.

Speaking to the media in Sukkur shortly after the NA session concluded, Rehman said the Constitution clearly stated that the president can summon a session “if he believes that the prime minister does not hold majority”.

“Here, the session was called over a summary by the fake prime minister. Summary is not involved in summoning such sessions, all of this is a drama,” said the JUI-F chief.

“We don’t accept today’s Assembly session, nor do we accept the confidence vote.
“This was not a confidence vote.

We know which agencies watched the members of the assembly the entire night. [We know] who knocked on the doors of each member to ensure they were present.”

Rehman, who is also the chief of the opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement, alleged that MNAs were “forcefully” made to vote for Imran.

He urged the premier to “be courageous and ask the public to cast a vote of confidence [by] conducting a new election”.