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Pakistan's Khan on brink as no-confidence proceedings start

Defeat would make him first PM to be removed by National Assembly

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is in danger of losing his job as his allies have abandoned him.   © Reuters

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan faces an imminent no-confidence vote that threatens to bring down his government, in what would be a first for the South Asian country.

The motion was tabled on Monday in a special National Assembly session, setting in motion proceedings toward the vote. The session has now been adjourned until Thursday when the debate over the motion is expected to begin. When the vote will take place is still unknown, but the prime minister is widely expected to lose it, after members of his party defected and allies turned against him amid a storm of criticism over his economic stewardship.

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