Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif made a surprise move and decided to take vote of confidence from the National Assembly (NA).
According to sources Premier Shehbaz Sharif would take the vote of confidence from the National Assembly on by Thursday 27th April.
Sources added that PM Sharif also completed consultations with the former premier and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Supremo Nawaz Sharif and other Party leaders.
The premier also directed the Speaker National Assembly and law makers of all coalition parties to ensure their presence in Islamabad.
The decision of taking confidence vote was came after the rejection of the Election Funds Bill . A few days ago, the NA with a majority rejected the demand to disburse Rs21 billion funds to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the Punjab polls.
The premier is bound to take vote of confidence after the rejection of a government bill with a majority. PM Sharif will seek the confidence of at least 172 NA lawmakers on 27th April.
Information minister denied reports
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb rejected the media reports regarding the decision of Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif’s vote of confidence.
In a Twitter message, Marriyum Aurangzeb said that PM Shehbaz Sharif has not taken any decision for taking the vote of confidence from the National Assembly (NA).
She said that there is no consultation held for the confidence vote not it is required to PM Shehbaz Sharif. Aurangzeb added that PM Sharif had already taken the vote for the head of the House on 11th April 2022.
“Baseless rumours are not factual. Media should refrain from airing reports regarding the prime minister without getting confirmation,” concluded the information minister.