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Imran Khan De-Notified as Pakistan’s Prime Minister after Assembly Dissolved

The Cabinet Division of Pakistan de-notified Imran Khan after issuing a notification in the wake of a no-trust move against him. Imran Khan was removed from the position of Prime Minister after the President dissolved the National Assembly. 

The government statement read, “Consequent upon the dissolution of Pakistan Assembly by the President of Pakistan in terms of Article 58(1) read with Article 48(1) of the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan vide Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, dated 3rd April 2022, Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi ceased to hold the office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, with immediate effect.”

The de-notification came after, Qasim Suri, the deputy speaker of the National Assembly (NA) dismissed the no-confidence motion against the PTI chairman and termed it “unconstitutional.” 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.

 Khan, leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, congratulated the nation on the no-trust motion being dismissed, saying the deputy speaker had “rejected the attempt of changing the regime [and] the foreign conspiracy.” Imran Khan had effectively lost the majority in the 342-member National Assembly, after which, made a brief address to the nation in which he said he has recommended the dissolution of the House and sought fresh elections.

Also, in accordance with the Constitution, the President has not yet issued written instructions to Khan to continue serving as the Chief Executive till the caretaker Prime Minister is appointed. Now, the Pakistani Supreme Court is to decide PM Imran Khan’s fate amid the ongoing political crisis in Pakistan