Backing Imran Khan’s stance, the Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa governments on Saturday asserted that they would dissolve the provincial assemblies the moment the PTI Chairman ordered.
Earlier in the day, the PTI chief during a public gathering in Rawalpindi said that that his party’s “Haqeeqi Azadi” march would not head towards Islamabad as he did not want to spread chaos and anarchy in the country.
Instead, the PTI chairman said the party had decided to quit all legislative assemblies in a bid to force the incumbent rulers to announce early elections.
“Today I am deciding against marching on Islamabad because we don’t want to spread anarchy in the country,” he announced. “We will not remain part of this corrupt system. We have decided to quit all legislative assemblies.”
Imran said he had discussed the matter of stepping down with the chief ministers and a final decision in this regard would be announced after PTI’s parliamentary party meeting.
Commenting on the development, PML-Q leader and former federal minister Moonis Elahi vowed to dissolve the Punjab Assembly the moment the PTI chief ordered.
In a tweet, the PML-Q leader said the Almighty succeeded them on July 27 and Pervaiz Elahi, his father, was elected the chief minister of Punjab.
He added that “they stood by their promise” and “would dissolve the Punjab Assembly the moment Imran Khan ordered”.
K-P Labour Minister Shaukat Yousafzai also hinted at dissolving the provincial assembly.
Yousafzai said the K-P Assembly would be dissolved on the orders of Imran Khan, adding that a final decision in this regard would be taken after consultation.
Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif also spoke on same lines, saying the provincial assembly would be dissolved after discussion.
He said the federal government would lose its mandate and moral authority after the two assemblies are dissolved.
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