Muhammad Khan Junejo was the first prime minister in the parliamentary history of the country to receive a vote of confidence from the National Assembly, which he received on March 24, 1985, under General Zia-ul-Haq’s Revival of Constitution of 1973 Order (RCO),
In fact, under the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, all prime ministers of Pakistan, from 1985 to 2008, received a vote of confidence from the National Assembly. These included the late Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif, Mir Zafarullah Jamali, Chaudhry Shujaat, Shaukat Aziz, and Yousuf Raza Gilani
In 2009, the 18th Amendment removed the provision for a vote of confidence from the Constitution.
|Nawaz Sharif was the first prime minister who sought a voluntary vote of confidence from the Parliament after his reinstatement was granted by the Supreme Court in 1993.
Imran Khan is the second prime minister in the country’s history to seek a voluntary vote of confidence from the National Assembly in 2021.