PTI greenlights dissolution of Punjab, KP assemblies

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Punjab CM rules out governor’s rule amid ongoing session

Former information minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that PTI’s senior leadership has approved the decision to dissolve the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies.

“The date of dissolution will be announced after consultation with the parliamentary party,” he told media persons in Lahore.

Over the weekend, the PTI chairman had announced his party’s intention to disassociate itself from the “current corrupt political system” by quitting the assemblies of KP and Punjab.

However, a final decision would only be taken after consultations with chief ministers in both provinces, while a final decision in this regard would be made after a meeting of the PTI’s parliamentary party, Imran had said.

The announcement came during a mammoth PTI public meeting in Rawalpindi, Imran’s first public appearance since the attempt on his life in Wazirabad on Nov 3.

Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi had also brushed aside concerns of any resistance from him regarding PTI’s planned dissolution of the Punjab Assembly, acknowledging that he owed his government to Imran and would oblige to his instructions immediately.

It is pertinent to mention that Elahi is in power in Punjab due to the support of PTI.

In a media talk on Monday, Chaudhry said that the PTI chief had met KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan today and had a meeting scheduled with Punjab’s Elahi tomorrow (Tuesday).

“The process of allotting tickets has begun […] 563 seats from across the country will be vacated and elections will be held on them. On Friday, a meeting of the Punjab parliamentary party has been scheduled, while a meeting in KP has been called on Saturday.