The vote came after Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday overturned Khan's decision to dissolve parliament and call early elections, saying his decision was illegal and ordered to proceed with the move.
On Friday, the premier dismissed the no-confidence motion as part of a "conspiracy backed by outside powers" to oust him from the government, assuring that he would never tolerate “foreign interference” in Pakistan's internal affairs.
This article by a Pakistani scholar explains why the US supported the soft coup against Prime Minister Imran Khan:
He was very close to China, significantly improved relations with Russia & Iran, distanced from Saudi Arabia, & strongly supports Palestine https://t.co/wdIqWDlqss
In this context, Khan has time and again denounced that he is the target of a "U.S.-organized conspiracy". This is due to, he asserted, having an independent foreign policy, his lack of dependence and his rejection of the establishment of foreign bases on Pakistani territory; for which he branded the plan as the "biggest crime in history".
Imran Khan, 69, came to power in 2018, but recently lost his parliamentary majority when his allies resigned from his coalition government.