Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of the Sindh and Balochistan parliamentary parties on to discuss the decision regarding quitting assemblies.
According to sources, the former premier summoned PTI Members of Sindh and Balochistan Assembly (MPAs) to his Lahore’s Zaman Park residence.
Sindh parliamentary delegation, headed by Khurram Sher Zaman, will meet the party Chairman on Sunday. The final decision regarding quitting assemblies would be taken by PTI chief Imran Khan after consulting parliamentary leaders, say sources.
According to earlier reports, PML-N and allies will likely to use two options in hand to thwart a bid to dissolve the provincial legislature. Governor Baligh ur Rehman will ask Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi on December 1st, to get a fresh vote of confidence from the house, while with a break of one to two hours, the opposition parties’ MPAs will file a no-confidence motion against the chief minister.
Remember that on 28th November 2023, Former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry confirmed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership agreed upon dissolving Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Punjab assemblies.
While Talking to journalists at Zaman Park in Lahore, Fawad Chaudhry noted that the PTI leadership held a party leaders’ meeting to decide upon quitting all assemblies to push the incumbent government for fresh elections.
He said, “The party leadership agreed upon dissolving Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Punjab assemblies, while our members in Sindh and Balochistan assemblies will submit their resignations.”
Earlier PTI Senior leader Fawad Chaudhry claims that the election will be held before the Holy month of Ramadan.
“The time is short and we can not further delay the dissolution of assemblies”, he said in a statement issued here Wednesday.
He said PTI wants an election before the holy month of Ramadan till 20 March 2023. On the other side provincial Minister, Punjab Aslam Iqbal alleged that the incumbent government is spending money to save the assemblies.
PTI Leader Fawad Chaudhry, in a tweet, claimed that several members of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have contacted PTI for party tickets to contest elections in Punjab. He further stated that the candidate for each constituency would be evaluated on merit.