What is the number of government members in the assembly after MQM joins the opposition?
After the agreement was reached between the MQM Pakistan and the PPP, the number game in the National Assembly regarding the No-Confidence motion has turned an interesting situation.
After meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday, the PML-Q had announced its support to the government on the issue of no-confidence motion, after which the number of government members in the National Assembly was 171 and the number of opposition members was 170 while, the opposition has to complete 172 members for the no-confidence motion.
However, after a written agreement was reached between MQM and the PPP last night, the number game in the National Assembly has once again gone in favor of the opposition, after which it appears that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government in the National Assembly has lost its majority.
Sources said that after the MQM allies with the opposition, the united opposition got a majority in the National Assembly without any dissident government members.
According to sources, after the separation of MQM from the government of Pakistan, the Imran Khan government has remained at total of 164 members in the National Assembly while the United Opposition has reached at total of 177 in the National Assembly.