Imran Khan no-trust vote LIVE Updates: Opposition selects own Speaker, starts proceedings in Assembly

Pakistan National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri on Sunday dismissed the no-trust motion against embattled Prime Minister Imran Khan, terming it against Article 5 of the Constitution. Suri chaired the crucial session after opposition parties filed a no-confidence motion against Speaker Asad Qaiser. Opposition lawmakers, who had earlier exuded confidence in the success of the no-trust move as they made their way to Parliament House, protested against the decision. Addressing Pakistan after the no-confidence motion was dismissed, PM Imran Khan said he advised President Arif Alvi to dissolve the National Assembly and call for fresh elections. Meanwhile, Pakistan President Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly on the minutes after Khan’s address. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said election will be held within 90 days. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the Cabinet has been dissolved.

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