PTI defers Punjab Assembly dissolution until LHC decision

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PTI Punjab assembly

CM rejects delimitations of constituencies’ notification

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has decided not to dissolve the Punjab Assembly till the outcome of the Lahore High Court’s decision in Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi’s de-notification case.

On December 23, the LHC restored Chief Minister Elahi after Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman de-notified him for failing to take a vote of confidence in the Punjab Assembly.

During a meeting with the senior party leaders in Lahore on Saturday, PTI Chairman Imran Khan said that the Punjab CM’s vote of confidence was subject to the court’s decision on Jan 11, asking them to be prepared for it in case the court says to take it.

He assured them that they would not face any problem if they had to take the vote of confidence at any time.

The former prime minister informed the ministers on the future strategy of Punjab and the current political situation, including the vote of confidence, dissolution of the provincial assembly and preparation for the next general elections.

Punjab Assembly Speaker Sibtain Khan, Deputy Speaker Wasiq Abbasi, former Punjab CM Usman Buzdar, and provincial ministers, including Dr Yasmin Rashid, Mian Aslam Iqbal, Raja Basharat and Mohsin Leghari, attended the meeting.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi has rejected the notification of the Election Commission of Pakistan regarding the delimitation of union councils.

Elahi presided over a session in which Punjab Assembly Speaker Muhammad Sibtain Khan, provincial ministers Mian Aslam Iqbal Raja Basharat and Mian Mahmoodul Rasheed participated.

The detailed overview of the ECP’s notice was held and it was decided with unanimity to dismiss this notification because it did not fulfill the legal demands. The CM added that the decision to issue a notification by the ECP was an effort to bulldoze the people’s views because locals were not taken into consideration.