Pakistan: Pakistan parliament is all set to elect their new prime minister on Monday after Imran khan was dismissed in a no-confidence vote in the morning hours of Sunday.
Shahbaz Sharif – the leader of an opponent team who worked to oust Mr Khan – is widely expected to beat a majority of the votes.
The Parliament held voting round at around 14:00, as per their local time.
Mr khan voluntarily quit from prime minister post after days of political drama and supreme court intervention.
He had disbanded Parliament and called a quick election in response to a prior effort to file a no-confidence resolution against him.
Moreover, the supreme court of the country supported the decision of an opponent’s plea that his actions were unconstitutional and ordered the no-confidence vote to go forward.
On Sunday, Shahbaz Sharif filed his candidacy for the prime minister ship, and he is largely expected to win.
Other opposition leaders – like Bilawal Bhutto Zardari of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) – have already shown their support for him.
On Sunday, Mr Sharif praised “a new dawn” for Pakistan following the vote.
Imran Khan, former prime minister of Pakistan, tweeted on his official tweeter account, “Never have such crowds come out so spontaneously and in such numbers in our history, rejecting the imported govt led by crooks.”
Never have such crowds come out so spontaneously and in such numbers in our history, rejecting the imported govt led by crooks. pic.twitter.com/YWrvD1u8MM
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 10, 2022
The supporters of the Imran khan protested across the major cities after he was dismissed, and supporters are still blaming a “foreign conspiracy” for his removal as a prime minister.
He even claimed, without evidence, that his rivals had made plans with the US in order to release him because of his foreign policy stance on Afghanistan, Russia and China. However, Washington is vehemently denied this. But the ex-international cricketer’s claims provided on the anti-American belief carried by many of his supporters.