Pakistan crisis LIVE Updates: US views India, Pakistan on ‘different platforms’, says Pak foreign minister

Pakistan’s Parliament is all set to vote on the crucial no-confidence resolution today against defiant Prime Minister Imran Khan who faces the possibility of being the first premier in the country’s history to be voted out in a no-trust motion. In line with a landmark Supreme Court order, the National Assembly’s session for voting on the no-confidence motion against Khan will take place at 10:30 AM. The Opposition parties need 172 members in the 342-member house to orchestrate the downfall of Prime Minister Khan. They have garnered the support of more than the needed strength with the help of some allies of the ruling coalition and rebels from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party of the 69-year-old cricketer-turned politician. According to the ‘Orders of the Day’ issued by the National Assembly Secretariat on Friday, voting on the no-confidence motion is at the fourth position in the six-point agenda of the National Assembly (NA), the lower house of Parliament. The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party led by 69-year-old Khan has vowed to make things as difficult for the Opposition as they can, be it creating hurdles in the voting procedure or preventing the election of Opposition nominee Shehbaz Sharif as the new leader of the house, the Dawn newspaper reported. According to Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, the government will present the ‘threatening’ cable or its contents in the assembly and will ask the Speaker for a debate on the issue.

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