Pakistan PM Imran faces Vote of Confidence in NA today; Know the procedure!

09:36 AM | 6 Mar, 2021
Pakistan PM Imran faces Vote of Confidence in NA today; Know the procedure!

ISLAMABAD – President Dr. Arif Alvi has summoned the National Assembly to meet today as Prime Minister Imran Khan is all set to seek a vote of confidence in the National Assembly today (Saturday).

The ruling alliance has 181 votes in the 341 members National Assembly whereas the opposition has 160 votes. The Prime Minister will have to get 171 votes.

PTI has 157 members in the National Assembly, while its allies include the MQM-Pakistan has seven seats, the PML-Q and the BAP have five seats each, All Pakistan Muslim League and the Jamhoori Watan Party have one seat each while two independent members are also on the side of the Imran Khan’s government.

Under the rules of the National Assembly, a bell will ring for five minutes to ensure the presence of all makers in the House before proceedings begin. All of the doors leading to the Lobby will be closed afterward and no one inside will be allowed to leave or enter.

The Speaker of the house then reads out the resolution pertaining to confidence in the Prime Minister and asks the members who wish to vote in support of the resolution to pass in single file through the entrance where there will be "tellers" posted to record each member's vote.

Every member shall reach a teller's desk and call out the division number allotted to them. Following that the teller will then indicate the member's name on the division list while calling out their name.

Every member is required to stop and clearly hear their name being called out before moving off so that their vote can properly be recorded. They must leave the Chamber and not return until bells will ring again.

Afterward, the secretary will count the members on the list and present the result to the Speaker. Bells will ring again to call back the lawmakers to the Chamber. The result will be announced by the Speaker after all of the members will return.

A resolution for a vote of confidence under rule 36 will pass or reject after the result.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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