The joint Opposition has decided not to have dissident Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers cast their votes on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan which is to take place on Sunday (tomorrow).
The News reported that since the opposition already has 175 votes, they have stopped dissenting PTI lawmakers from voting on the no-trust motion. The report further claims that the opposition made this decision to ensure that the voting process remains uncontroversial.
The Supreme Court (SC) is hearing a presidential reference filed by the government, seeking its opinion on the use of Article 63-A of the constitution against lawmakers involved in floor crossing. To avoid making the issue complicated due to a potential decision of the court in this regard, the dissident members have been asked by the opposition to refrain from voting on the no-trust move.
PTI leaders and ministers have been issuing hateful statements against the dissenting members of their party, with Prime Minister Imran Khan telling a public rally that no one will marry their children or invite them to weddings. In his address to the nation, Khan once again suggested publicly shaming members of his party who sided with the opposition.