ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Secretariat has been ‘ordered’ to draught supplemental agenda items as Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif considers requesting a vote of confidence from the lower chamber of Parliament.
The existing government’s coalition partners have urged that PM Shehbaz Sharif seek a vote of confidence from the National Assembly, notwithstanding the Supreme Court’s deadline for general elections in Punjab.
All members of the Treasury benches have been directed to attend today’s NA session. The decision to hold a vote of confidence will be made once the Supreme Court rules on the election delay challenge.
It should be mentioned that a three-member Supreme Court panel hearing the election postponement issue observed a lack of majority with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
Earlier in the day, Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said that he was uninformed of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s vote of confidence.
Speaking to journalists, the defense minister stated that he does not know whether Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has decided to seek a vote of confidence from the National Assembly (NA).
Meanwhile, Khawaja Asif stated that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) will defend the limits of the parliament at all costs and will not tolerate any meddling.