ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address to the nation, which was first said to take place today, but PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan announced in a Twitter post it has been postponed.
Earlier, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid had told journalists that the premier will address the nation after an emergency meeting of the federal cabinet.
While speaking to the media outside Prime Minister’s House, Senator Faisal Javed said PM Imran will survive the no-confidence motion.
“PM Imran is aware of the rapidly changing political scenario, and has made all arrangements in this regard,” he said, insisting that the premier will not step down despite losing its ally, the MQM-P, which announced on Wednesday that it was joining the opposition ahead of the no-trust vote.
“The tables have turned and PM Imran will emerge victorious in the current political crisis.”
When asked as to how that was possible, Javed replied: “The voting [on no-trust motion] has not taken place yet,” and that everything will become clear with the time.
Earlier, PM Imran also announced to show the letter, which he said contains a “threat to the government”, to senior journalists as well as representatives from each ally.