What are the game changer seats for the No-Confidence Motion?
ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties are holding talks with three government allies PML-Q, Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and MQM Pakistan to make the No-Confidence motion a success. The total number of members in the National Assembly of these three parties are 17.
If the ruling coalition joins the opposition, the number of PTI alliances will be decreased from 179 to 162, while the number of the existing opposition alliances will be increased to 179. Opposition members needed the support of 172 members to make the No-Confidence motion a success.
The current number of members in the National Assembly is 341, with one seat vacant. The ruling coalition has 179 members while the opposition coalition has 162 members.
The ruling coalition Pakistan Muslim League-Q, which is engaged in talks with the opposition, has five members, Balochistan Awami Party has five and MQM-Pakistan has seven members in the National Assembly, bringing the total to 17.
With the support of the opposition from these coalitions, these 17 votes will be separated from the ruling coalition, resulting in the number of government coalitions being decreased from 179 to 162, which is the current number of opposition coalitions.
Apart from PML-Q, MQM and Balochistan Awami Party, the current alliance of PTI includes three more allies, three from GDA, one each from Jamhoori Watan Party and Awami Muslim League, while two independents are also on the government bench.
The opposition bench currently consists of 84 members of PML-N, 56 members of PPP, 15 members of MMA, 4 members of BNP Mengal, 1 member of ANP and 2 independent members.