The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, led by the former crickter Imran Khan is expected to lose the majority of the house in a no confidence motion to be moved by the Opposition in the National Assembly on 2 April 2022.
Pakistan is a parliamentary republic where the prime minister wields most power, although there were instances wherein the Presidents controlled the government.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party along with its allies needs 172 out of 342 to remain in power. A key ally of PTI, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has announced that it will join hands with the opposition to oust the ruling PTI government led by Imran.
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML N) president and Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif
would be the next Prime Minister after the removal of Imran.
Imran Khan became the 22nd Prime Minister of Paksitan on 18 August 2018 after securing 176 seats in the National Assembly. The parliament of Paksitan consists of the Senate as the upper house and the National Assembly as the lower house.The National Assembly or Aiwān-e-Zairīñ of Pākistān consists of a total of 342 members who are referred to as Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) instead of MPs in India.
The ruling coalition is led by PTI with 116 seats. The opposition parties have accused the government for lack of performance, mismanagement of economy beset by high inflation rates and deficits.