LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: PTI leadership today approved the dissolution of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies.
PTI leader Fawad Chaudhary announced this soon after PTI leaders meeting in Lahore on Monday.
Fawad said, “As you all know, we are quitting the assemblies. Therefore, the party’s senior leadership has approved the decision to dissolve both the assemblies.”
Fawaid said that Imran Khan has spoken to Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan and the PTI chief would hold a meeting with CM Elahi later this week to announce date of assemblies dissolution.
He also said, “The meetings of the parliamentary parties of both the assemblies have been summoned this week to set a date to dissolve assemblies.”
PTI Chairman Imran Khan announced on Saturday during Rawalpindi long march that his party and allies are going to quit the assemblies as they don’t want to be part of the “corrupt system”.
Punjab Chief Minister Punjab Pervez Elahi, an ally of the PTI has endorsed Imran Khan’s decision and said that he would not wait for a minute and dissolve the assembly when Khan orders him.
The coalition parties in the government and ECP have ruled out early polls in the country, the PTI is insisting that the ongoing political turmoil can only be resolved through snap elections.
PTI leader Fawad said the PTI has kick-started the process of allotting tickets to politicians because 563 will go vacant after resignation of PTI lawmakers.
He said that the opposition will also be invited to hold consultations with the government in both provinces over the formation of the interim government.
Chaudhry said even if elections are held after seven to eight months, it won’t affect PTI due to its popularity, but the party wishes for political stability — which can only be achieved through early elections.
“Therefore, [Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif] should announce the date for general elections and dissolve the National Assembly. But if you don’t, then PTI will dissolve the assemblies wherever it rules.”