The United Opposition in Pakistan has announced that it will finalize preliminary discussions on the formation of a new federal government and the selection of a new prime minister following Saturday’s no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan government. According to a report, the Supreme Court of Pakistan reconstituted the National Assembly and ordered a vote of no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said the move to stall the no-confidence motion was unconstitutional.
A united opposition said Imran Khan’s government would fall after the vote on the no-confidence motion. A new federal government would be formed with proportional representation of all opposition parties. He said that the tenure of the new government should be at least six months or one year. He said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would be given full time to complete the delimitation of constituencies before holding the general elections.
The opposition candidate for the new prime minister and leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif will announce the priorities of his government after being sworn in. It involves formulating economic policy to control inflation and prevent the country’s currency from depreciating.
The new government will also review the country’s foreign policy with a view to establishing equal relations with all countries, focusing on peace and other important issues.