Vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister in Pakistan

  1. Vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister.−

(1) A resolution for a vote of no-confidence moved by not less than twenty per centum of the total membership of the National Assembly may be passed against the Prime inister by the National Assembly.

(2) A resolution referred to in clause (1) shall not be voted upon before the expiration of three days, or later than seven days, from the day on which such resolution is moved in the National Assembly.

(3) A resolution referred to in clause (1) shall not be moved in the National Assembly while the National Assembly is considering demands for grants submitted to it in the Annual Budget Statement.

(4) If the resolution referred to in clause (1) is passed by a majority of the total membership of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister shall cease to hold office.


Substituted by the Revival of the Constitution of 1973 Order, 1985 (P.O. No. 14 of 1985),
published in the Gazette of Pakistan (Extraordinary), dated: 17 March 1985, pp. 185-227, Article 2 read with the Schedule, item 20: the Order came into force on 2 March 1985 and was saved under Article 270A of the Constitution.


SOURCE: THE CONSTITUTION OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN