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Pakistan crisis LIVE: PTI to submit mass resignations in National Assembly

The removal of Imran Khan has set in motion the process to elect the new leader of the house. The combined opposition has already named PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif as joint candidate.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk Islamabad Updated on: April 10, 2022 23:58 IST
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National Assembly proceedings were adjourned in the early hours of Sunday and the House will meet again on April 11 at 2 pm to elect the new premier after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was removed from office through a no-confidence vote. Ayaz Sadiq of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, who was chairing the crucial session, said the nomination papers for the new prime minister may be submitted by 2 pm on Sunday and the scrutiny would be done by 3 pm. He summoned the session on Monday at 11 am and said the new premier would be elected then. However, the National Assembly of Pakistan later informed on its official Twitter account that the House will meet at 2 pm on April 11. "The Sitting of the National Assembly will meet again on Monday, the 11th April, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.instead of 11:00 a.m," it tweeted.

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  • 11:58 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Imran Khan says Pak's 'freedom struggle begins again' with his govt's ouster

    Pakistan's "freedom struggle" has begun again with the ouster of his government due to a "foreign conspiracy", former prime minister Imran Khan said on Sunday in his first comments since his unceremonious removal hours earlier.

  • 10:48 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    PTI, PML-N workers clash outside Nawaz Sharif's house in London

    Confrontation between supporters of Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz turned into an arena of slurs and slogans against each party's leadership outside Avenfield flats in London, the residence of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. After the ouster of Imran Khan from the Prime Minister's seat, the outraged workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Sunday staged a protest at Nawaz Sharif's residence.

  • 10:47 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Nomination papers of Shehbaz, Qureshi approved as Pakistan Parliament set to elect new PM on Monday

    Nomination papers of Pakistan joint opposition candidate Shehbaz Sharif and PTI's Shah Mahmood Qureshi have been approved for the Prime Minister's election slated to take place on Monday. Earlier, Former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif submitted the nomination papers for the top seat. The nomination papers have been approved for the PM's election.

  • 8:59 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Shehbaz Sharif 'better' for China-Pak ties than Imran Khan: Chinese official media

    Chinese official media on Sunday sounded upbeat about the prospects of Shehbaz Sharif becoming the new prime minister following the ouster of Imran Khan, saying all-weather ties between China and Pakistan "could be better than under Khan". A new Pakistan government will be formed most likely under Shehbaz, the younger brother of three-time former prime minister Nawaz Sharif after Parliament reconvenes on Monday to vote for a new premier, a write up in the state-run Global Times said.

  • 8:06 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Pak media welcomes regime change; says catastrophic collision between pillars of state averted

    Pakistan's media on Sunday welcomed the regime change in Islamabad, while expressing relief that a "catastrophic collision" between the pillars of the state has been averted as the minority government led by Imran Khan tried to cling on to power. Khan was ousted from power after losing a no-confidence vote in his leadership following days of high drama. The vote was held past midnight after Khan's minority government tried its best to stall the no-trust motion tabled by the Opposition parties against the cricketer-turned-politician.

  • 8:05 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawmakers would resign if Shehbaz contests PM’s election: Chaudhry

    Ousted premier Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf announced on Sunday that its lawmakers would resign on Monday if Opposition candidate Shehbaz Sharif was allowed to contest election of the prime minister.

    The announcement was made by senior party leader and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry while addressing the media after the meeting of PTI’s Core Committee chaired by Khan.

  • 6:57 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    High interest rate by State Bank of Pakistan to wreck country's economy

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  • 6:56 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Difficult for Shehbaz Sharif to provide stable govt in Pak: expert

    Foreign affairs expert Sushant Sareen on Sunday said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif will face a difficult time while running the new coalition government in Pakistan and is likely not to complete the term. "It is difficult, he might be able to give stability for a few months. The way the alliance got together has many reasons and the main point was the removal of Imran Khan as PM, electoral reform and change the laws made during Imran Khan's tenure," Sareen told ANI here.

  • 5:25 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Pakistan Army rejects report of Imran Khan ordering dismissal of General Bajwa ahead of no-trust vote

    The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of the Pakistan Army on Sunday rejected the contents of a BBC Urdu report which hinted that former Prime Minister Imran Khan had ordered the sacking of the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa hours before his government was ousted. The BBC Urdu report, without taking any names directly had hinted that Imran Khan had ordered the sacking of General Bajwa, after which the Army Chief arrived with "another senior official" at the Prime Minister's House and held a 45-minute meeting.

     

  • 5:23 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Imran Khan chairs his party's parliamentary board meeting

    Imran Khan chaired his party's parliamentary board meeting at Chairman Secretariat Banigala. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has been ousted from power after losing a no-confidence vote in his leadership. PC, said PTI social media handles.

  • 4:19 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    PML-N's Shehbaz Sharif submits nomination papers for Pak PM's post

    Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday nominated himself for the post of prime minister after the unceremonious ouster of Imran Khan. The move came hours after Khan was removed from office through a no-confidence vote held early Sunday morning, becoming the first premier in the country's history to be sent home after losing the trust of the House.

  • 4:18 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Imran Khan calls his party's core committee meeting to announce future course of action

    Pakistan's ousted prime minister Imran Khan will preside over a meeting of his party's core committee on Sunday to announce his party's next move after his unceremonious removal from office. Khan, 69, was removed from office through a no-confidence vote held early Sunday morning, becoming the first premier in the country's history to be sent home after losing the trust of the lower house of Parliament.

  • 3:51 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    PTI calls for 'peaceful protest' against Imran Khan's ouster tonight

  • 3:49 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Imran Khan tried to sack Army chief Gen. Bajwa before ouster: Reports

    As the people of Pakistan woke up to a new dawn on Sunday, the details of the gruelling and murky political activities in the preceding day and night have emerged, showing the country may have averted a damning showdown between ousted prime minister Imran Khan and the powerful Army. According to various media reports, Khan made a botched attempt to replace Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in order to bring someone more pliant and sympathetic to his idea of “foreign conspiracy” and cling on to power.

  • 3:49 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    After Imran Khan loses no-trust vote, his close aide's house gets raided

    Hours after Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted from power through a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly on Sunday, his close aide’s house here was raided and his family’s mobile phones were confiscated, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has alleged. Dr Arsalan Khalid had worked as the focal person for Khan on the digital media team since 2019.

  • 3:14 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Imran Khan's PTI nominates Shah Mahmood Qureshi as PM candidate

    Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party has nominated Shah Mahmood Qureshi as their candidate. The National Assembly is likely to elect the new prime minister tomorrow afternoon.

  • 2:17 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Opposition nominates Shehbaz Sharif as PM candidate

    The opposition parties have nominated Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz as their joint candidate for the prime minister’s election, scheduled on Monday (11th April).

  • 12:59 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Pakistan immigration authorities on high alert to catch fleeing govt officials after Imran’s ouster

    Pakistan’s premier investigation agency FIA has put its immigration staff at all international airports on high alert with a directive to stop any government official linked to the Imran Khan regime from travelling abroad without a No-Objection Certificate. The move came hours after Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted through a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)’s immigration staff at all international airports of the country was placed on high alert and directed to stop all those government officials who intend to travel abroad without an NOC. The Airport Security Force was also put on high alert, the report said, adding that the checking of passengers travelling abroad was stepped up. The FIA and airport officials said that they had received directives to remain alert and not to allow any government official from leaving the country without an NOC.

     

  • 12:36 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    'Naya Pakistan': How it remained old and there was no milk and honey

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  • 12:26 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Imran Khan to meet party members to decide next course of action

  • 12:25 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency ordered to stop govt officials leaving country without NoC

     

    In the wake of the prevailing political situation in Pakistan, a senior Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) official has said that the staff of the probe agency has been put on high alert with a directive to stop any government official from travelling abroad without a No-Objection Certificate (NoC).

  • 12:24 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Lone PTI member Ali Muhammad Khan witnesses complete session of no-confidence motion against Imran Khan

    Ali Muhammad Khan, the lone member of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) witnessed the complete session for the vote of the no-confidence motion against his leader Imran Khan on Saturday.

  • 12:23 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Pak's top law officers resign post Imran Khan's ouster

    Following former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's loss in the no-confidence motion in National Assembly, Attorney General (AG) Khalid Jawed Khan and Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Raja Khalid Mehmood Khan announced their resignation.

     

  • 12:06 PM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's women supporters were detained late last night from outside Pakistan National Assembly

  • 11:44 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Pakistan nearing disintegration, says exiled Sindhudesh leader Zafar Sahito

    Zafar Sahito, leader of the Jeay Sindh Freedom Movement (JSFM) who lives in exile in the US, says that Pakistan was a state created by fake ideology and for some international benefit to the British, and now it has become a liability for everyone and is on the verge of disintegration. Sindhi, Baloch, and the Pashtun people are totally unhappy with the dominance of the Punjabis in Pakistan and this contradiction is creating major problems for the country.

     

  • 11:43 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Political turmoil takes a toll on Pakistan's already feeble economy

    Pakistans political turmoil is having a major impact on the countrys economy, which is already in a feeble condition. The unrest has wreaked havoc in all economic fronts, further plunging the country's financial status. According to statistics, the country's total debt and liabilities stand at 52,724.5 million PKR during the second quarter of the year 2022, showing an increase of at least 15.5 per cent from the previous quarter. Moreover, the government's domestic debts are 26,746.9 million PKR, while public sector enterprises debt stood at 1,503.8 million PKR.

     

  • 11:40 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Islamabad HC hears plea to put Imran, ex-ministers on Exit Control List

    The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will on Monday hear an application requesting for placing the names of the former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his ministers on the Exit Control List (ECL) and ordering an investigation into an alleged threat letter. The application was filed by Maulvi Iqbal Haider, who requested the IHC to place the names of Khan, Fawad Chaudhry and Shah Mehmood Qureshi, former deputy speaker Qasim Suri and Asad Majeed on the ECL, reports The News International.

     

  • 11:31 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    'Politics no place for idealists': Simi Garewal on Imran Khan's ouster as Pakistan PM

  • 11:26 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Here's a deep dive into Pakistan crisis and key players behind it

    Despite  Imran Khan party's hectic efforts to avoid voting on the no-confidence motion against the government, the joint Opposition succeeded in its month-long efforts to oust Khan from the prime minister's office as 174 members of the 342-member National Assembly voted against him in the wee hours of Sunday after a day of high drama. He became the first premier in the country's history to be sent home after losing the trust of the House. Khan, 69, was not present in the lower house at the time of voting. His party lawmakers staged a walkout during the voting. However, his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party's dissident members were present in the house and sat on the government benches. Read more 

     

  • 11:04 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Imran Khan to meet party members to decide next course of action

    Imran Khan will meet the PTI core committee today and will announce the next course of action.

  • 10:56 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Pakistan to have new PM on Monday

    Pakistan will have a new Prime Minister on Monday when the National Assembly, which was adjourned in the early hours of Sunday, reconvenes to elect a new head of the government after Imran Khan was ousted from office through a no-confidence vote, becoming the first premier in the country's history to suffer this ignominy.

     

  • 10:43 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Imran Khan's party members vow to fight along with him

    Top leaders of Imran Khan's party on Sunday vowed to fight along with him and praised him for not "bowing down" and walking out "gracefully" after he was removed as Pakistan Prime Minister through a no-confidence vote.

     

  • 10:29 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Imran Khan’s aide raided after Pakistan PM’s ouster, his party claims

  • 9:26 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Meet Shehbaz Sharif - the man who will be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan

    The joint Opposition in Pakistan - a rainbow of socialist, liberal and radically religious parties named Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N)  president Shehbaz Sharif as joint candidate. Shehbaz Sharif, the former Chief Minister of Punjab province and leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, has been nominated to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan, after the ouster of Imran Khan. Read more 

  • 7:30 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Shehbaz Sharif likely to be new PM

  • 7:29 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Pak National Assembly adjourned, to meet again on Monday to elect new PM

    National Assembly proceedings were adjourned in the early hours of Sunday and the House will meet again on April 11 at 2 pm to elect the new premier after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was removed from office through a no-confidence vote. Ayaz Sadiq of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, who was chairing the crucial session, said the nomination papers for the new prime minister may be submitted by 2 pm on Sunday and the scrutiny would be done by 3 pm. He summoned the session on Monday at 11 am and said the new premier would be elected then. However, the National Assembly of Pakistan later informed on its official Twitter account that the House will meet at 2 pm on April 11.

  • 7:28 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Imran Khan - A leader whose cricketing career overshadowed his political journey

    Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, who turned his shaky team into champions in the 1992 Cricket World Cup, failed to repeat the same charisma in politics where he was run out by a determined Opposition in the middle of his first innings. Read more 

     

  • 6:48 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Plea filed in Islamabad court to avoid imposition of martial law

    A plea has been filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking to avoid the imposition of martial law in Pakistan, as the political situation in the country takes a critical turn, Geo News reported. The Supreme Court of Pakistan had instructed National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser to hold the voting on the no-confidence motion today, but he is yet to allow the lawmakers to vote on the move against the premier. According to Geo News, if the top court's order is not followed somewhere, the high court of that particular jurisdiction takes notice of the situation.

     

  • 6:28 AM (IST) Posted by Paras Bisht

    Pakistan National Assembly to meet again on Monday to elect new PM