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Imran Khan dares Opposition to move no-trust motion

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan told opposition parties that the constitutional way to bring a government down was to move a no-confidence motion in Parliament and asked the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to do so if it wanted.

Imran Khan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Dec 2020 4:57 AM GMT

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan told opposition parties that the constitutional way to bring a government down was to move a no-confidence motion in Parliament and asked the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to do so if it wanted.

Addressing journalists in Sialkot, the premier on Wednesday said that his government never backed down from a national dialogue, for which Parliament was the best forum, where he would reply to all queries, reports The Express Tribune.

The Prime Minister criticised PDM President Maulana Fazlur Rehman's call for resignations from the assemblies. He repeated his earlier statement that if the opposition handed in resignations, "we will hold by-elections on those (vacant) seats and will emerge even stronger". "I do not understand what they (opposition) want to achieve. If they want the government to fall, bring a no-confidence motion in the assemblies. "If the opposition resigned, we will emerge (even) stronger by holding by-elections," he added.

However, the premier reiterated that he was not prepared to discusses corruption cases with the opposition, The Express Tribune reported. "We don't have any issues. We are ready to talk on any matter," he said. (IANS)


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