Imran Khan is facing his toughest political test since taking office in 2018.

Islamabad. The countdown has begun for the crisis-ridden Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government. Trouble for Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan escalated on Tuesday when another MP from his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf switched to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ahead of the trust vote. Khan is facing his toughest political test since taking office in 2018. However, Chaudhary Asim Nazir, a member of the National Assembly from Faisalabad, not only joined the PML-N but also resigned as the parliamentary secretary of PTI.

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PM Imran needs 172 MPs

Imran Khan needs 172 MPs to retain power. The PTI has 155 members in Pakistan’s 342-member National Assembly and needs the support of at least 172 lawmakers to remain in power.

The no-confidence motion was introduced in Parliament on March 28

According to sources, the switching sides of the National Assembly (MNA) are first being briefed by the country’s army and the ISI about a possible change in government. Earlier, on Monday, Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif moved a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly of Pakistan.