NA speaker challenge Opposition to name which MNAs were missing during the vote

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on Tuesday challenged the opposition and said that if anyone can prove that the number of members was less than 178 on the day the vote of confidence was sought by Prime Minister Imran Khan, he will resign from his post.

“The whole media was there everyone saw that, excluding Faisal Vawda and I, there were 178 members,” he said.

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser responded when asked about the opposition’s claim that there were less than 178 members present during the vote of confidence in the Lower House of parliament. He said, “I am challenging the Opposition to name which MNAs were missing during the vote.”

This comes as on the day of the vote of confidence, Opposition lawmaker Mohsin Dawar, who had turned up for the proceedings despite a wider boycott by the Opposition, had claimed that the National Assembly did not have 178 government members as the final vote tally showed. Later on, the PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto also claimed regarding this.

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