Islamabad [Pakistan]December 11 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said that if a final date is not announced for the next general elections on December 20, the party will order the dissolution of assemblies in Punjab. and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Geo News reported.
Earlier, PTI Chairman Imran Khan also warned of dissolving the provincial assemblies to pressurize the government for snap polls.
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A former federal minister, Chaudhry, tweeted: “Imported government leaders don’t want polls and have no idea how to run the country.”
Chaudhary said that governing a country is a difficult task and the ruling coalition does not have the capacity to do it. According to him, the affairs of the country are not managed by appointing ministers and making visits abroad.
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According to Geo News, Pakistan needs political stability which is not possible without a stable government.
Fawad warned the ruling coalition, saying, “If the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) does not come up with a formula to hold general elections on December 20, the Punjab and KP assemblies will be dissolved.”
He added that after the dissolution, the general elections in the two provinces will be completed on March 20.
PTI has full confidence in its allies in this regard, Chaudhry told Geo News.
Imran Khan had earlier said that the provincial assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would not be dissolved if elections were held in March.
In an interview with a private Pakistani channel, Imran had said, “If they are ready for elections by the end of March, we will not dissolve the assemblies. Otherwise, we want to conduct polls to dissolve the assemblies of KP and Punjab.” Geological news reported.
The PTI chairman further said that his party would not agree on a date after March and the assemblies would be dissolved on that [December] but if the government does not agree.
“How long will it take to decide? They have to say yes or no. We have already decided,” said the ex-premier, underlining his conditional position on talks with the government on the date of the elections.
Ruling out early elections in Pakistan, former president and co-chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari said the multi-party alliance of the PDM will move no-confidence motions in the assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Imran’s PTI holds power in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. (ANI)
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