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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Govt. mulling in-house change in Punjab?

Pakistan is once again going through a political crisis with former premier Imran Khan announcing to quit all assemblies.

Political tensions are high in Punjab as the PDM coalition has sprung into action following PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement regarding the dissolution of Punjab and KPK assemblies.

At first, there were speculations that the government may impose the governor’s rule in Punjab, however, according to the latest developments, the government considers an in-house change a much stronger option and has already begun taking active measures for it.

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The vote-of-confidence option will be used for the in-house change in Punjab and in this regard, PPP Co-Chairman and former President Asif Ali Zardari has been entrusted with the task.

Moreover, there will be no vote of no confidence, however, if PTI and PML-Q fail to win the vote of confidence in their favor then a new Punjab Chief Minister will be elected. Interestingly, the return of six PML-Q members to the Chaudhry Shujaat camp can be a game-changer in this regard.

Imran Khan’s offer

Pakistan is once again going through a political crisis with former premier Imran Khan announcing to quit all assemblies and the Punjab and KPK provincial governments supporting his call for dissolving the assemblies.

Commenting on the PTI and PML-Q coalition in Punjab, Imran Khan said Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi has given him the authority to dissolve the assembly.

“We will dissolve the provincial assemblies this month and move towards the elections. Our members should prepare for polls. We will soon announce the dissolution of the assemblies,” Imran Khan said.

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However, Imran Khan has also offered talks with the coalition government, led by PML-N, if they are willing to give a date for the general elections. Otherwise, he will dissolve the assemblies.

Meanwhile, the coalition government said it is willing to hold dialogue however it will not accept a conditional dialogue offer.