The Precedent for PML-N not resigning from the assemblies.

  • In 2007 when the combined opposition comprising of 80 odd seats resigned from the assemblies including Imran Khan and the PML-N made no difference to the sitting government.

    What makes Imran Khan think that 90 odd seats resigning from the assemblies this time will change anything? It did not force fresh elections before and there is no reason that it will do again this time.

  • Back then Army was in power, this time Army is looking to stay away from power...

    I dont like the politics of resignation, but that should be the last option.

  • Back then there was a civilian government and only the dictator was army chief. The only time the army intervened was when the Supreme Court was going to nullify his election in uniform or something like that so the resignations made no difference whatsoever.

  • Bhai you know who was running the show... Not CH Shujat or Meer jamali..Civilian govt at that time was a just there create some illusion

  • Good point! But I still think that resignations even now will not make a difference unless all the opposition do it together and cause the government to have less seats than a simple majority. Only then will resignations work. PML-N by itself will not make a difference.

  • Everyone knows resignation by PML-N will not make any difference at all.

    But what it will do is ensure that PPP led ruling alliance gets its choice of Election Commissioner as well as care-taker governments.

    Maybe this is the actual aim behind demand of resignations.

  • @Adonis

    I've never seen or heard the PTI chairman vehemently request all the parties in government request all opposition parties such as the ANP, PML-Q etc to unite with the PML-N in the parliament. This is what is making me suspect of his true agenda.

  • Here's what the constitution says about the dissolution of the National Assembly. Why doesn't Imran Khan ask all parties of the parliament to unite with the PML-N to get rid of the Prime Minister through a no-confidence motion?:

    1. Dissolution of the National Assembly:

    (1) The President shall dissolve the National Assembly if so advised by the Prime Minister; and the National Assembly shall, unless sooner dissolved, stand dissolved at the expiration of forty-eight hours after the Prime Minister has so advised.

    Explanation: Reference in this Article to "Prime Minister" shall not be construed to include reference to a Prime Minister against whom a notice of a resolution for a note of no-confidence has been given in the National Assembly but has not been voted upon or against whom such a resolution has been passed or who is continuing in office after his resignation or after the dissolution of the National Assembly.

    (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (2) or Article 48, the President may dissolve the National Assembly in his discretion where, a vote of no-confidence having been passed against the Prime Minister, no other member of the National Assembly commands the confidence of the majority of the members of the National Assembly in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, as ascertained in a session of the National Assembly summoned for the purpose.]