Pakistani PM Imran Khan sidesteps no-confidence vote – DW

June 1, 2022

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Pakistan is in crisis after Prime Minister Imran Khan sidestepped a no-confidence vote in Parliament that he was set to lose. Khan asked the presidency to dissolve the assembly, and the deputy speaker, a member of his own party, stopped the vote.

Thousands of supporters of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Islamabad after the Supreme Court allowed a major rally that the government had tried to ban.
Clashes have broken out between police and protesters and the ousted prime minister has called on his supporters to remain in Islamabad until fresh elections are held.
Political instability coupled with a severe economic crisis has compounded the suffering of common Pakistanis. The country’s ruling class doesn’t seem to care much.
The former human rights minister of Pakistan was arrested, prompting protests from her supporters before she was later released. She was a close aide of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan.
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