After Imran Khan was ousted from power in Pakistan on Sunday, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Shaheryaar Baig said that former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif is happy with the result of the no-confidence motion.
“Nawaz Sharif is happy after Imran Khan has been ousted in a no-trust vote," said Shaheryaar Baig, information secretary of PML(N), UK.
Meanwhile, supporters of Nawaz Sharif gathered outside his residence in London to celebrate the dismissal of Imran Khan as Pakistan PM. However, the celebrations were disrupted as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters gathered there to protest leading to a clash between both groups.
Police personnel have been deployed outside Sharif’s residence to control the situation.
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“A sitting Prime Minister resorted to an unconstitutional act and now you can see how everyone is standing against him,” said Waqas, who is a lawyer.
Similar sentiments were echoed by many who felt that the Constitution of Pakistan was upheld by the Supreme Court.
“The Supreme Court upheld the will of the people and I have come to celebrate that. I have come to celebrate Pakistan,” said a man who had joined the celebration outside Nawaz Sharif's residence.
Not everybody was happy though.
“Imran Khan is a good person who loves his religion and his country. He is standing with the poor. He understands their problems. He has empathy for everyone. He made hospitals, universities, and health cards. He was also giving the right to vote to us overseas Pakistanis,” said an elderly lady.
Meanwhile, sources close to Nawaz Sharif expect him to go back to Pakistan in the next few days.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted from power after he lost a vote of confidence in Parliament, a long way off from completing his five-year term.
Sunday's vote followed multiple adjournments in the chamber, called due to lengthy speeches by members of Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, who said there was a “foreign conspiracy” to oust the cricket star-turned-politician.
The no-trust vote was mandated after Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down the ruling by Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri on the rejection of the no-confidence motion against Imran Khan.