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PTI calls urgent meeting to decide date for dissolving assemblies

PML-N has also called a parliamentary party meeting to finalise its strategy to counter PTI's move to dissolve the Punjab Assembly.

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PTI has called an urgent meeting of its senior leadership to discuss and finalise the strategy for dissolving assemblies as was announced by Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

According to PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry, during the important meeting of the senior leadership, the party will decide on the date for dissolving the assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – where PTI is in governance.

Moreover, the party leadership will also finalise a strategy for resigning from the provincial assemblies of Sindh and Balochistan.

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“The meeting of the senior leadership of Tehreek-e-Insaf has been called today. In this meeting, the date of dissolution of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, and resignation from the Sindh and Balochistan Assembly will be considered. With these decisions, 64% of seats in Pakistan will be vacant and will pave the way for general elections,” Fawad Chaudhry said.

On the other hand, PML-N has also called a parliamentary party meeting to finalise a strategy in a bit to counter an expected move by PTI to dissolve the Punjab Assembly.

According to the details, PML-N Vice President Hamza Shehbaz has called a meeting of the Punjab parliamentary party to discuss the options. The PML-N has not yet decided to bring in a no-confidence motion against Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi because it would be difficult for it to show the required 186 members. It is more likely the PML-N leadership would opt for asking Pervez Elahi to take a vote of confidence, through the Punjab governor.

Imran Khan’s surprise

The former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday said he had decided to opt-out of a “corrupt system and quit all assemblies”.

“My party has decided not to remain part of the current political system and will instead resign from all the assemblies,” the PTI chief said in his first in-person address at the mammoth rally in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

Without sharing further details of his decision, Imran Khan said that he would soon be meeting his chief ministers and the parliamentary party about the matter and would soon make the announcement about when the party would leave the assemblies.

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