Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday refused to accept the “minus one” policy proposed by the MQM-P and the PML-Q, a leading news channel reported quoting sources.

“This cannot happen in any scenario,” PM Imran said while presiding over a meeting of the PTI political committee in Islamabad.

PM Imran reportedly said that the parties think this “minus one” formula would save the PTI-led government from falling. 

“Fortunately, they are requesting […] this will boost our morale,” the premier was qouted by sources. 

About the governor’s rule in Sindh, the premier said the government has decided against it. However, the PTI had decided to move the Supreme Court against disgruntled members of their party, the news channel reported.

Moreover, the prime minister vowed to battle the opposition and was confident of the failure of the no-confidence motion against him.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed had a day ago proposed the premier take the step in order to stop “horse-trading” taking place at the Sindh House.

A majority of the participants of the meeting opposed the move after the interior minister presented a summary in this regard.

“Only two federal ministers backed the idea,” it reported.

The PM, however, directed to deliberate further on the issue, saying the situation will deteriorate further by imposing the governor’s rule.

The Sindh House grabbed the spotlight after it came to light Thursday that around 24 PTI MNAs were residing at lodges in Islamabad — and some of them had publicly announced to go against the party.

Hours later, the prime minister called a meeting of the senior party leadership and directed National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser to approach the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against the disgruntled members.

In a press conference after the meeting, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said all disgruntled PTI MPs who have sought refuge in Sindh House ahead of the no-confidence motion to return, assuring them that no action will be taken against them.

“I appeal all sellouts to comeback and fight according to the constitution,” he said.

The interior minister claimed that the political situation that was worsening a few days ago is now moving towards “stability.”

He said that keeping in view the ongoing political situation in the country, a summary regarding the imposition of the governor’s rule in Sindh was presented to PM Imran Khan today but no decision has been taken yet on it.

The premier also directed the PTI leaders present in the meeting to ramp up the preparations for the March 27 rally — where the ruling party plans on gathering one million people, a day before the voting on the no-trust motion.

“All the lawmakers and party members should participate,” he said.

“No matter how much money they spend to remove me, I will fight them,” he said.


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