NA not ready for a no-confidence move against PM

The National Assembly Hall is not ready to welcome its members for any early session.

Thus, the opposition would not be able to proceed with the no-trust motion against PM Imran Khan anytime soon.

The NA hall and its lobbies are being renovated for the OIC’s March 23 meeting.

According to media reports, the renovation work initiated a couple of weeks ago would not be completed this month, signifying that the opposition won’t be able to find the place ready to move its no-trust motion at least this month.

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NA speaker Asad Qaiser said he had ordered the concerned authorities to get done with the renovation and refurbishment of the Assembly by March 5.

The speaker said the upcoming meeting of the OIC was a great occasion for Pakistan.

He said that he would search for another place where the no-confidence move could be tabled against the premier.

Last month, the Foreign Minister announced that the OIC meeting would be held in Islamabad on March 22. “We will celebrate Pakistan Day with our brothers. The OIC Foreign Ministers will attend the March 23 parade,” Qureshi was quoted as saying. He was addressing an event organized in honor of the ambassadors of fellow Muslim countries.

The opposition has said that it would move a no-trust motion against Imran Khan. However, no date announced or deadline has been given for it. The opposition leaders are holding meetings among themselves. They are also interacting with the government allies and the disgruntled group of Jahangir Tareen.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to mend his ties with Jahangir Tareen – the disgruntled leader of ruling PTI.

“I hope Tareen will act responsibly. He is a seasoned politician and there is no harm in engaging him.”

Rashid said politicians “never shut their doors” for anyone.

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