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No-Trust Motion: NA session adjourned 4 times

ISLAMABAD: The 5th sitting of 41st session of the National Assembly commenced here at 10.30am on Saturday (9th of April, 2022) meant to facilitate voting on No-Trust Motion against the PM, was adjourned by the speaker till 12.30 after starting at 10.30am – according to the directives of Supreme Court – and recommenced at 2.30pm. 

Earlier, Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif took to the floor of the House and called upon the Speaker to immediately take up the no confidence motion against the PM and put it for voting according to the SCP decision and put it for voting.

Following Shehbaz Sharif, speaking on a Point of Order FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the govt. admitted that the motion against the PM was in line with the Constitution of Pakistan, which the Opposition had the right to move and the govt had the duty to defend it. As Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s speech got lengthier the opposition complained.

On that the speaker adjourned the session till 12.30. However, it recommenced at 2.30pm. During the break consultations were carried out between Govt and the members of the opposition. It was agreed that the Opposition will listen to the speeches patiently, whereas, the voting on No-Confidence Resolution against PM Imran Khan will take place at 8pm.

As the session began, with Chairman in the seat, Shah Mehmood Qureshi recommenced his speech. While so far some 50 plus members of the treasury benches are seen here, the opposition is available in full force.

Shah Mehmood Shahbaz Sharif

Bilawal Bhutto said that by not holding the voting the speaker would commit contempt of court.

Asif Ali Zardari, holding that he did not want to go to the SCP against the speaker asked him not to waste time and hold voting on no confidence motion.

Zardari

The session was adjourned for Asr prayers and than again till 7.30pm for Maghrib and Iftaar. But later the session was again adjourned till 9.30pm.

 

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.