Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in his address to the nation ahead of the no-confidence vote on Saturday said that he is upset with Supreme Court’s verdict to declare the dissolution of the National Assembly ‘unconstitutional’. However, the 
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman said that he respects the ruling. 

Khan faced a major setback on Thursday when the Pakistan Supreme Court rejected National Assembly Deputy Speaker’s call to cancel the no-confidence vote. The country’s apex body restored the lower house and ordered a session on April 9 at 10 AM to organise the vote. 

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In his address to the nation, PM Imran Khan said, “I am upset with the Supreme Court’s decision. I was upset because when the Dy Speaker conducted the probe, the SC should have investigated it.”

He further repeated the allegation that US diplomat threatened regime change in Pakistan. 

“The US official said that when the vote of no-confidence comes, if Imran Khan loses, then Pakistan “will be forgiven”, he further said. 

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Khan also brought up the letter, he says, that will prove that a foreign conspiracy has been trying to topple Pakistan’s government. 

“Wanted the Supreme Court to address threat letter. Our ambassador in the US met the official who said Imran Khan shouldn’t have gone to Russia,” he added. 

“I don’t know how and who they are trying to threaten. I am the Chief Executive of my country and of 220 million people, if we have to live like this then why are we even independent.”

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The opposition parties on Friday submitted a no-confidence motion against Suri, accusing him of acting in a “blatantly partisan manner” in favour of the government and failing to conduct proceedings in an orderly manner to enable a productive debate on issues of public importance.

The government also set up a commission to investigate the alleged foreign conspiracy.