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Pakistan PM Imran Khan.


Live news updates: Pakistan’s Parliament will on Sunday vote on a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, who two days ago accused the US of planning to oust his government by siding with his political enemies.


In an interview with a television channel on Friday, Khan said he is willing to call early elections if he survives the no-confidence vote, a suggestion put forward by the country’s “establishment,” a term normally referring to the Pakistani army. Local media reported that Khan’s opponents have garnered the support of about 200 lawmakers in the 342-seat National Assembly, 28 more than what’s required to vote him out.


Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa barred gatherings and restricted access to social media amid demonstrations calling for his ouster over the government’s handling of inflation and a foreign exchange crisis.


People are banned from being on any public grounds or property without prior permission during a curfew that has been imposed from Saturday evening through 6am Monday, according to an extraordinary gazette issued late Saturday.

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