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Sunday Apr 03 2022
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'Surprise': Opposition submits no-confidence motion against NA Speaker Asad Qaiser

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National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser. — Twitter/NAofPakistan
National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser. — Twitter/NAofPakistan

  • More than 100 lawmakers from Opposition parties have signed no-confidence motion against NA speaker.
  • Ayaz Sadiq, Khursheed Shah, PPP’s Naveed Qamar, JUI-F's Shahida Akhtar Ali signed the motion.
  • "Surprise," PPP Chairman Bilawal writes, as he shares news on Twitter.


ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Opposition lawmakers submitted a no-trust motion against National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser in the NA Secretariat on Sunday.

More than 100 lawmakers from the Opposition parties have signed the no-confidence motion, including Ayaz Sadiq, Khursheed Shah, PPP’s Naveed Qamar and JUI-F's Shahida Akhtar Ali.

“[…] the resolution for removal from office of the Speaker, Mr Asad Qaiser under paragraph © of clause (7) of Article 53 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, read with Rule 12 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business, 2077,” the document read.

Sharing the notification on his Twitter handle, PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said, "Surprise", tagging both the speaker and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Opposition enraged by speaker's 'biased remarks'

Earlier, in March, the Opposition had decided to table no-confidence motions against Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri enraged with their "biased remarks".

Sources privy to the matter had told Geo News that the draft of the no-trust motions against the NA speaker and deputy speaker, signed by over 100 MNAs, had been sent to the Opposition’s leadership.

As per the draft of the no-trust move, the NA speaker and his deputy have been accused of being biased. It had said that the duo has violated the rules as they have not yet resigned from their party’s posts.

The duo has been running the house as per the directions of their party and instead of remaining neutral, they have been exhibiting a biased attitude against the Opposition, the sources said quoting the draft.

“Asad Qaiser and Qasim Khan Suri have been attending the party meetings held with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair,” it added.

The Opposition had said that the speaker could not make partisan statements, and he had exhibited a biased attitude against the Opposition.