LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Governor Punjab Baligh ur Rahman said that he would endorse the advice of the chief minister and dissolve the provincial assembly with a ‘heavy heart’.
On Thursday, Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi formally advised the Governor of Punjab to dissolve the provincial assembly.
Punjab chief minister took this decision a few hours after taking a fresh vote of confidence.
PTI chairman Imran Khan held a meeting with Punjab chief minister on Thursday in Lahore in which the party leaders decided to dissolve the provincial assembly immediate.
Governor Punjab Baligh ur Rahman confirmed that he had received chief minister Punjab’s advice to dissolve assembly and would endorse it with a heavy heart.
Earlier, Fawad Chaudhary, a senior PTI leader, disclosed this on Thursday evening that PTI-PML-Q have decided to dissolve Punjab Assembly. He demanded of the government to announce early polls in the country.
“Elahi has signed the summary and the advice has been sent to Punjab Governor [Baligh-Ur-Rehman] and if he does not sign on it in the next 48 hours, then in line with the Constitution, then the assembly will stand dissolved in the next 48 hours,” Fawad told media persons in Lahore.
He said that the decision of dissolving the assembly was taken in a meeting between the chief minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan in Lahore on Thursday. Senior leaders of PTI also attended the meeting.
He pointed out that the assembly wasn’t dissolved earlier apparently due to a restriction from the Lahore High Court (LHC). As chief minister won the legislative’s confidence once again, the bar was removed as the case was withdrawn, he added.
The PTI leader also announced that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly would also be dissolved in line with the party’s “promise” to the people of leaving the legislative.
“The KP Assembly will also be dissolved on a similar format a day after tomorrow and we have fulfilled our promise of going back to the people [for seeking support],” he said.
PTI leader Fawad said that the PTI and its allies have proven that despite all the pressure, they were not “afraid” of going back to the people for seeking votes.