Imran Khan no-trust vote LIVE: Pak PM ‘confident’ of victory; Oppn eyes ‘treason’ case against him

After weeks of political mudslinging, name-calling, and claims of an international conspiracy, Imran Khan is set to face the no-confidence vote on Sunday in Pakistan’s National Assembly. As Khan readies himself to face the “last ball”, it is clear that Imran Khan has seemingly lost support — both in the lower house of the legislature and the backing of the all-powerful Pakistan army. Imran Khan received a massive blow when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf “lost the majority” in the National Assembly after losing its key ally in the coalition Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P). On Wednesday, the MQM had announced it had struck a deal with the opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and would support the no-trust vote in the 342-member National Assembly. Imran Khan, elected in July 2018 vowing to fix the economy and combat corruption, isn’t going quietly. He held a massive rally last Sunday in Islamabad and later gave controversial speeches to show he remains wildly popular with his supporters.

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