Imran Khan no longer PM, says Pak govt

The Pakistan government on issued a notification on Sunday announcing that Imran Khan no longer holds the position of Prime Minister of the country. “Consequent upon the dissolution of Pakistan Assembly by the President of Pakistan in terms of Article 58(1) read with Article 48(1) of the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan vide Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, dated 3rd April 2022, Mr Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi ceased to hold the office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, with immediate effect,” the government statement read.

After the dismissal of the no-trust vote in the Pakistan’s National Assembly against embattled Prime Minister Imran Khan and the subsequent dissolution of the House, the Supreme Court Sunday barred all state institutions from taking any “unconstitutional” steps.

Hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan got the National Assembly dissolved, former interior minister Sheikh Rasheed on Sunday said the former cricketer-turned-politician will remain in power for another 15 days. “I met the Prime Minister and I think Imran Khan will remain Prime Minister for 15 more days,” said Rasheed. He also added that Khan was stressing that elections were the right way forward amid the current political turmoil.