Imran to seek trust vote after election defeat
The Morning Standard|March 05, 2021
Comes as his party loses hotly contested Senate seat

PAKISTAN Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek a vote of confidence from the National Assembly this weekend to prove he still has the support of majority lawmakers in the house, despite the defeat of his ruling party’s key candidate in Senate’s elections, a Cabinet minister said on Thursday.

If Khan fails to win the vote of confidence, Pakistan could face another phase of political turmoil. The vote is due on Saturday.

The ruling Tehreek-e-Insaf party’s candidate Hafeez Sheikh lost a hotly contested election for a seat in the Senate, or upper house of parliament, against former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, who won in a 169-164 vote.

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