PPP sets five-day deadline for PM Imran to resign


The Pakistan Peoples Party upped its ante against the government with the party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari setting a five-day deadline for Prime Minister Imran Khan to step down.

Addressing the participants of the long march heading towards the federal capital, Bilawal maintained that if Imran Khan did not resign within five days, the opposition will table a no-confidence motion against him in the Parliament.

The PPP chairman said that the opposition had got support from the required number of parliamentarians to send the premier packing.

Bilawal went on to say that Imran should resign within five days or “they will have to decide his fate”. He further asked for an interim government to be set up and fresh polls to be held.

Separately, PPP co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari held a meeting with JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to agree upon a date to table the no-confidence motion against the government.

Maulana Fazl said that the opposition will table the no-confidence motion against the government in the couple of days, without giving a specific date.

A joint statement issued following the meeting said that it was decided in the meeting that further consultation with the opposition parties will be held on the matter.

The official statement also said PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif also participated in the discussion via telephone and added that the final date for tabling the no-trust motion was to be decided in another meeting but it was deferred for a few days as the latter fell ill.


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