Pakistan PM Khan suggests he might not accept vote to oust him
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. /Xinhua

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. /Xinhua

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan who is facing a vote of no confidence this Sunday has suggested that he might not accept a vote to oust him, a move he alleged was being orchestrated by the United States.

Those who want him out say Khan has failed to revive an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic or fulfill promises to make his government more transparent and accountable.

"How can I accept the result when the entire process is discredited?" Khan told some foreign journalists at his office. 

"The move to oust me is blatant interference in domestic politics by the United States," he said, terming it an attempt at "regime change".

Khan has already lost his parliamentary majority after allies quit his coalition government and joined the opposition.

The White House has denied that the United States is seeking to remove Khan from power after he made similar accusations recently.

(With input from Reuters)

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