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Imran wins trust vote in Assembly

The win bolsters his government’s position after an embarrassing defeat in this week’s hotly-contested Senate elections
Imran Khan

PTI   |   Islamabad   |   Published 07.03.21, 01:29 AM

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday comfortably won a trust vote in the National Assembly amid opposition boycott, bolstering his government’s position after an embarrassing defeat in this week’s hotly-contested Senate elections.

Prime Minister Khan secured 178 votes in the 342-member lower house of parliament during a special session convened on the directives of President Arif Alvi. He required 172 votes for a simple majority.

The floor test took place without the Opposition as the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) — an alliance of 11 parties — boycotted the voting, making it easier for Khan to secure the required numbers. He thanked all lawmakers from his party and allies for supporting him.

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