Pakistan’s cabinet office in an official announcement said that Imran Khan is no longer the Prime Minister of the country after the national assembly of the country dissolved.
The official letter reads, based on Article 58(1) read with Article 48(1), that the Premier ceases his post as head of the state after the dissolution of the National Assembly.
“Consequent upon dissolution of the National 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’ SRO No. 487(1)2022, dated 3rd April 2022, Mr. Imran Khan Niazi ceased to hold the Office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, with immediate effect.” Reads the official letter.
On Sunday, April 3, 2022, the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan dismissed the no-trust vote for Imran Khan’s reasoning to being in opposition to the constitution.
The opposition claimed to have gotten 177 votes (172 needed to depose Prime Minister) though, the move was denied.
Based on the constitution of Pakistan, Imran Khan will temporarily hold his office for 15 days after another Prime Minister and cabinet is elected.
Accordingly, Pakistan will witness another round of the general elections to elect a new head of state.