Imran said he was disappointed but accepted the Supreme Court (SC) ruling that he had acted unconstitutionally in blocking the no-confidence vote when it was due to take place last Sunday, after which he dissolved parliament and called an election.
As many as 174 lawmakers voted in favour of the motion to oust the premier without PTI dissenters. Ayaz Sadiq couldn’t cast vote as he was chairing the session. Treasury benches lawmakers left the house after Asad Qaiser stepped down from his post and handed over the charge to Ayaz Sadiq.
The opposition and some analysts say Imran has fallen out with the military, a charge he and the military deny. Imran Khan, who enjoyed widespread popular support when he took office, said he was disappointed with the top court ruling but accepted it.
On Tuesday the court said it wouldn't "indulge in the matter of state policy or foreign policy" in making a decision. "Our concern is the legality of the ruling of the speaker," said Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial.
Khan, whose fate was not immediately clear, advised the country's president to dissolve parliament, leading to fresh political instability in the nuclear-armed country of 220 million people.
British Conservative lawmaker Sheryll Murray said on Thursday she had submitted a letter of no-confidence in Prime Minister Liz Truss.
Johnson won the backing of 211 out of 359 Conservative lawmakers in a secret ballot, more than the simple majority needed to remain in power, but still a significant rebellion of 148 MPs.
Opposition lawmakers - who had brought the motion over months of ethnic violence in Manipur state - walked out of the chamber, prompting a furious rebuke from the premier, with the government then winning the vote.
No prime minister in the country's history has seen out a full term, and Khan is facing the biggest challenge to his rule since being elected in 2018, with opponents accusing him of economic mismanagement and foreign-policy bungling.
The prime minister said that the nation’s anger would keep on brewing with the opposition’s push for its no-confidence motion, adding that the public should witness this kind of politics which had always pushed the country behind in terms of progress and prosperity.