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Pakistan PM Imran Khan calls for vote of confidence after senate setback

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After failing to gain a majority in the Senate PM Imran Khan will seek a vote of confidence from the parliament, foreign minister of the country Shah Mahmood Qureshi said.

“Imran Khan and his party have decided to seek a vote of confidence from parliament. It will become clear who stands where. Those who stand with Imran Khan will be seen on his side, others who have come to like PML-N, PPP’s stances, they will have the right to join them,” Qureshi said at a press conference. 

The decision came after the ruling PTI’s candidate Abdul Hafeez Sheikh lost the Senate’s general seat from Islamabad to PPP candidate Yousaf Raza Gillani.

The current strength of the National Assembly is 341 (one seat vacant) – with the ruling parties having 178 seats and the Opposition having 160 seats.

According to Geo TV, Gilani obtained 169 votes, whereas Shaikh got 164. One vote was not cast.

PTI has accused the Opposition of using money to gain votes, while the Opposition blamed the ruling PTI for raising the open ballot issue because it is not sure of its lawmakers’ loyalties. 

Earlier, in 2018, PTI expelled 20 members for allegedly engaging in corrupt practices during the last Senate elections, held in March that year.

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