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Pakistan Assembly Speaker refuses to allow vote of no confidence in Imran Khan as session adjourned for fourth time today

Khan has summoned his cabinet as the opposition pressures the president to hold the vote as soon as possible, saying failure to do so would amount to “contempt of court”.

Archive image of Imran Khan. PA

The session of the National Assembly of Pakistan adjourned till 10pm IST today after Speaker Asad Qaiser refused to vote on the vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Imran Khan, Geo News reported.

According to Dawnthis is the fourth time the session has adjourned today.

According to Geo NewsQaiser said he had a 30-year relationship with Imran Khan and could not end it, even if it meant facing contempt of court.

The opposition, which is growing frustrated with the delays, has accused the president of colluding with Khan to delay the no-confidence motion.

PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Khan’s decision to convene his cabinet shows there is “clearly no intention to vote” on the confidence motion today.

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