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PTI divided over dissolution of assemblies?

Currently, PTI is putting pressure on the PML-N led federal government regarding the dissolution of the assemblies. 

PTI – Pakistan’s most popular political party – is divided over the dissolution of the assemblies which was announced by PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

According to the details, PTI’s Secretary General Asad Umar reportedly revealed that there is a difference of opinion among the party members regarding the dissolution of assemblies.

In a statement, the former federal minister said that some party members are in favor of the immediate dissolution of assemblies while some are against the decision.

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However, Asad Umar also reportedly said that some of the party members said that there should be an extension of two to three months.

Deadlock?

Currently, PTI is putting pressure on the PML-N led federal government regarding the dissolution of the assemblies.

Earlier, PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry warned the ruling coalition that the party will order the dissolution of assemblies if a final date for the next general election is not announced by next week.

PTI has given December 20 deadline to the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to finalize the election date else the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab assemblies will be dissolved as announced by Imran Khan last month.

“If PDM doesn’t bring a formula for holding general elections by December 20, the Punjab and KP assemblies will be dissolved,” Fawad Chaudhry said.

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On the other hand, PML-Q leader and Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi is reluctant to dissolve the Punjab assembly so early. He repeatedly said that he fully supported Imran Khan’s decision to dissolve the Punjab assembly and that he would dissolve the Punjab Assembly whenever the PTI Chairman wanted. However, Parvez Elahi also suggested extending the date for the dissolution of the provincial assemblies.

In reaction to Parvez Elahi’s stance, PTI has said that if the PML-Q has to go with PTI then they will have to dissolve the assembly.