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Imran Khan faces crucial trust vote: How are the numbers are stacked up

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New Delhi, Mar 28: All eyes would be on the Pakistan National Assembly where a no-confidence motion will be taken up against Prime Minister, Imran Khan. The motion will be tabled at 4 pm today.

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    The Pakistan media reports that with Shahzain Bugti of the Jamhoori Watan Party deciding to quit the ruling coalition, the number of the treasury benches stands at 178 in the 342 member house.

    Imran Khan faces crucial trust vote: How are the numbers are stacked up

    The Opposition with the support of the PML-Q, Balochistan Awami Party and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan has 163 members. However the 17 members of the three major government allies are still undecided and they are negotiating with both the sides.

    Imran Khan cannot dissolve the house as the Pakistan constitution does not allow it. If he loses the trust vote then the next largest party, PML-N forms the government under Opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif. However if Imran Khan recommends the dissolution of the House, then he cannot head the government. It would then be headed by a third person and the process for the same is very cumbersome.

    The Speaker on the other hand can only delay the trust vote. In such an event Imran Khan can resign and call for fresh elections before the trust vote is tabled.

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