Pakistan’s beleaguered Prime Minister Imran Khan held on to power on Sunday after the deputy speaker of parliament blocked a no-confidence motion against him as unconstitutional. Shortly thereafter, Imran Khan addressed the nation and said he has advised the President of Pakistan to dissolve the Assembly. He asked his nation to prepare for elections. Meanwhile, the Opposition has called the move unconstitutional and has moved the Supreme Court against the deputy speaker’s decision.
Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari hit back at Imran Khan after the latter alleged that ‘foreign conspiracy’ is behind regime change in Pakistan. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tweeted, “The Foreign conspiracy was NCM (no-confidence motion), electoral reforms and early elections??? Then why did you implement this supposed conspiracy by unconstitutionally trying to dissolve parliament and call early elections !”