Imran Khan Ousted as Pakistan’s Prime Minister After No-Confidence Vote

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has been ousted from power after losing a vote of no-confidence over allegations of economic mismanagement and mishandling of foreign policy on April 10.

Opposition parties secured 174 votes out of the 342-member National Assembly to oust Khan.

The opposition needed a minimum vote of 172.

Khan has become the first prime minister in Pakistan to be ousted by a no-confidence motion.

The vote took place past midnight after it had been help up by 13 hours as Khan was not present in the House on April 9 morning.

The vote came after the Supreme Court ruled on April 7 that the decision to block a previous vote of no-confidence against Khan was unconstitutional.

Candidates for the position filed their nomination papers on April 10.

Parliament will meet on April 11 to vote for Khan’s successor.

Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif is widely expected to be chosen as the new prime minister.

Sharif said on Twitter that Pakistan “was finally freed from a serious crisis” following the vote.

“Congratulations to the Pakistani nation on a new dawn,” Sharif said.

Khan had said on April 9 that he would not recognize an opposition government if he was removed from his post.

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