PTI Chairman Imran Khan announced on Saturday that Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies will be dissolved by next Friday (23 December 2022).
Addressing a public gathering at the Liberty Chowk in Lahore, he thanked Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and KP CM Mahmood Khan for backing his decision. He said, “After disbanding the assemblies, we will start preparing for new elections”.
“Our struggle for transparent elections in the country will continue,” he said, adding that only a clear majority empowered a government to take drastic measures to drive the country out of the crisis.
He also lashed out at the chief election commissioner (CEC) for being “dishonest”, adding that attempts would be made to delay the elections in the country. He, however, clarified that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is bound to hold elections within 90 days of the dissolution of the provincial assemblies.
At the start of his speech, he narrated how a plot was made to topple his government. He categorically said that there was a person behind the removal of his government.
Earlier in the day, the Punjab chief minister vowed to back all decisions to be taken by Imran Khan for dissolving the assemblies.
“I will support all decisions of Imran Khan. I owed the Punjab Assembly to Imran Khan and I have returned it to him,” he wrote on Twitter.
Earlier CM Punjab started an official visit and holds meetings with the Party’s senior official to discuss the matter of the dissolution of Assemblies. According to reports Punjab chief minister (CM), Pervaiz Elahi advises Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan to delay the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly.
The development came after the Central Information Secretary of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and former federal minister, Fawad Chaudhry held meetings with CM Pervaiz Elahi and Imran Khan.