Assemblies will be dissolved this month: Imran

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Imran Khan

Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday expressed his determination to dissolve Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies during this month.

He remarked this while chairing a meeting with senior leadership of the party at his residence in Lahore.

Imran Khan was determined to dissolve Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies this month, ordering the senior leadership to constitute a parliamen tary board.

During the meeting, former federal minister Asad Umar apprised the former premier about party affairs while Babar Awan briefed him on legal matters. “The reference against the Chief Election Commissioner and Member Sindh should be heard immediately,” PTI demanded.

Talking to journalists after the meeting, PTI Vice-Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Imran Khan was willing to dissolve Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies in a few days.

Qureshi said that Imran Khan had given a clear message to not take any steps against national interests. He added that the PTI chief was fully aware of the difficult phase for Pakistan.

“The nation gives its opinion that fresh elections are the only solution to all problems. We try to convince the government. President Arif Alvi had also tried to convince the rulers but progress was not made.”

“Today, the party and the its leadership has given the authority to Imran Khan [for the assembly’s dissolution]. Imran Khan now intends to dissolve the assemblies soon so that the process can be taken forward,” he said while addressing a press conference along with the party’s top brass.

Qureshi said as a result of Khan’s back-to-back consultative meetings with the party’s lawmakers and local leadership, he is “convinced” that the way forward is the dissolution of both assemblies and snap polls.