Reports claim Punjab CM is against dissolving provincial assembly

Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi is against dissolving the Punjab Assembly, media reports, which quoted sources, emerged on Tuesday, as he is set to meet PTI Chairman Imran Khan to discuss the issue.

It is said that Pervez wants to complete the tenure and execute development projects with an opinion that it will prove beneficial to the PTI.

These reports are contrary to the stated position of the PML-Q leader who has announced that he will dissolved the Punjab Assembly whenever Imran asks him to do so.

However, it is a continuation of the opinion expressed by different circles that some, if not many, PTI members in both Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies would oppose the move in case the party leadership goes ahead with the move.

The latest reports are continuation of the opinion expressed by different circles that some, if not many, PTI members in both Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies would oppose the move in case the party leadership goes ahead with the move.

Some experts are saying their numbers would be sizable. Here is an example.

Leave the matter to Allah

Earlier in the day, Parvez advised Interior Minister Rana Sana to leave the matter of dissolving the provincial assembly to Allah.

Parvez was responding in Punjabi to the interior minister when he asked him about his future plans on the issue as they met at the ceremony held in Rawalpindi on Tuesday in which Gen Asim Munir took over the charge of Pakistan Army as the new chief of army staff.

PTI endorses move

After a party meeting amid the prevailing political uncertainty, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said they had approved the dissolution of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies.

He made the announcement while talking to media in Lahore two days after PTI Chairman Imran Khan express his intentions at a rally held in Rawalpindi to culminate the long march.

“As you know that we have already announced that we are exiting provincial assemblies. A decision to dissolve both Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assemblies has been approved,” Fawad said.

Imran held meeting with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan earlier in the day and would meet with Parvez on Tuesday to discuss the matter.

However, there is seemingly resistance or confusion in the party with no final decision has been reached so far as Fawad said the assemblies would be dissolved following the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s parliamentary meetings scheduled to be held on Friday and Saturday respectively.

Earlier in the day, PTI leader Barrister Saif had told reporters that the majority of provincial assembly members in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stood by the party leadership’s decision, which means that some of them aren’t happy with the move or have reservations.

Although all the PTI MPAs from Sindh submitted their resignations to the party’s parliamentary leader Khurram Sher Zaman on Monday at Imran’s directives, but Sardar Yar Muhammad said Sunday that no decision had been reached about the Balochistan Assembly.

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