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Pakistan PM Imran Khan Wins Vote of Confidence As Opposition Boycotts Session

Pakistan PM Imran Khan in a file photo.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan in a file photo.

'Imran Khan zindabad' slogans broke out in Parliament after he proved majority of his government.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday won the trust vote tabled in Parliament, keeping his government safe.

Khan won 178 votes in support of his government, after which ‘Imran Khan zindabad’ slogans broke out in Parliament.

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi presented the motion for vote of confidence in Pak National assembly under clause 7 article 91. The Opposition boycotted the trust vote.

Khan needed the support of 171 lawmakers in the National Assembly, currently having 341 members out of total 342, as one seat is vacant.

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Khan’s PTI has 157 lawmakers. The Opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has 83 member and the Pakistan Peoples Party has 55 lawmakers. PTI leaders have said they are confident that Khan will overcome the floor test.

first published:March 06, 2021, 13:50 IST