Prime Minister Imran Khan’s political future could be in doubt. The opposition claims to have the necessary votes to oust him.
Imran Khan avoided a previous no-confidence vote by dissolving the parliament and calling for snap elections. But this Thursday the country’s Supreme Court ruled the move unconstitutional. Parliament was restored and the no-confidence vote is scheduled to go ahead on Saturday.
The Prime Minister accuses the opposition of being part of a foreign conspiracy to remove him from power.
- Zoon Ahmed Khan is a Research Fellow at the Center for China and Globalization.
- Marvin Weinbaum is Director of Afghanistan and Pakistan Studies at the Middle East Institute.
- Syed Mohammad Ali is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.
- Shuja Nawaz is a distinguished Fellow at the South Asia Center, at the Atlantic Council and author of “The Battle for Pakistan, the Bitter US Friendship and a Tough Neighbourhood”.
Pakistan court orders Imran Khan confidence vote to go ahead https://t.co/T0OoTyQVR4
— The Guardian (@guardian) April 7, 2022
Khan broke the mould of a corrupt two-party system that dominated Pakistan’s democratic politics for decades. That has meant making enemies – plenty of them. Some are internal and others external. And now, they have come for him. My new column for MEE:https://t.co/oYV6GEnN74
— Peter Oborne (@OborneTweets) April 6, 2022