KARACHI - A Constitutional petition has been filed in Sindh High Court seeking vote of confidence from Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to show his majority in the National Assembly. Advocate Rasheed Akhund moved the petition submitting that the Prime Minister had lost his majority in the NA to continue as Premier, as the coalition parties had withdrawn their support. Quoting the Constitution, the plaintiff submitted that in such circumstances, President of Pakistan has to ask the Prime Minister to obtain vote of confidence to show his Constitutional standing to head the government. The petitioner further submitted that the PM needs to have at least 171 votes in the House of 342, but after the separation of PML-N and JUI-F, the PM has only support of 167 members. He said that the PM has no Constitutional right to run his govt any more. The petitioner cited President, Prime Minister, ruling parties, and others as respondents. He pleaded the court that the President must issue directives to the PM to get vote of confidence.