Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said he is “confident” that Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi will dissolve the Punjab Assembly after he wins the confidence vote.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) earlier this week ordered CM Punjab Elahi to continue as the chief minister in the country’s largest province on the condition that he would not disband the legislative but did not restrict him from taking a vote of confidence.
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The court will resume hearing the case on 11th January and Imran Khan, while speaking to senior journalists in the provincial capital today, said Parvez Elahi would take the vote of confidence before it.
Following the confidence vote, the PTI plans on dissolving not just the legislative in Punjab, but Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well, the deposed prime minister said.
“When both the assemblies have been dissolved, then the [government] will be forced to hold general elections,” the ex-PM said, adding that if polls are delayed even after PTI’s move, “it won’t affect” the party.
Defending the delay in the assemblies’ dissolution, the PTI chief said the party had to convince its allies before it takes the major step.
The PTI and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) are currently holding consultations on the date of dissolution and seat adjustment before they head into polls. However, for the date of dissolution, the PML-Q has time and again said it was awaiting Imran’s instructions.
But both the PTI and PML-Q claimed that Provincials assemblies will be dissolved sooner or later after vote of confidence.
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