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Imran Khan to continue as Prime Minister till appointment of caretaker premier

Update : 04 Apr 2022, 14:11

Pakistan President Arif Alvi has announced that Imran Khan will continue as Prime Minister till the appointment of a caretaker PM under Article 224 A of Pakistan Constitution.

This comes after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan was de-notified as the prime minister of Pakistan.

A statement was issued in this regard from the country’s Cabinet Division after the dissolution of the National Assembly.

President Alvi said in a tweet, “Mr Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi, will continue as Prime Minister until the appointment of Acting Prime Minister under Article 224A(4) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”

Caretaker Pakistan PM Imran Khan will interact with the people of Pakistan via telephone today. As per sources, the PTI chairman will begin his public outreach programme at 3.30 pm today. 

Imran Khan was officially been removed from the Prime Minister's Office of Pakistan, a statement from the cabinet secretary said on Sunday.

Imran Khan had advised President Arif Alvi to dissolve the lower house of the Parliament after a no-confidence vote was rejected by deputy speaker Qasim Suri. He also called for a snap election which is slated to take place within 90 days.

The opposition leaders then approached the Supreme Court after their no-confidence motion was declared "unconstitutional" by the deputy speaker. 

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said that “Pakistan’s joint opposition to petition Supreme Court against blocking move to oust PM Khan,” Opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said. 

On Sunday, Bilawal tweeted“Government has violated constitution. Did not allow voting on no confidence motion. The united opposition is not leaving parliament. Our lawyers are on their way to Supreme Court. We call on all institutions to protect, uphold, defend and implement the constitution of Pakistan.”

 

 

Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said that Imran Khan and National Assembly speaker Asad Qaisar will be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution once their government falls, Business Recorder reported.

The top court, while accepting their petition, issued notices to the president and Imran Khan and declared that all of their actions and orders regarding the dissolution of National Assembly are subjected to the court’s ruling.

The top court will resume its hearing on Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan claim of "foreign conspiracy" to oust his government.

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