Punjab Chief Minister sends advice to Governor for dissolving of provincial assembly
By Khushal Khan
ISLAMABAD - Another surprise move by former Prime Minister Imran Khan after a landmark victory in the Chief Minister confidence vote last night, Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi on Thursday signed the summary for the dissolution of the provincial assembly.
In a brief one-line advice addressed to the Punjab governor, Elahi said: “I Parvez Elahi, chief minister of Punjab, hereby advise you to dissolve the provincial assembly.”
The chief minister’s son Moon’s Elahi posted a copy of the summary and said they fulfilled their promise to Khan.
“Promise fulfilled. May we see you back in the prime minister seat soon @ImranKhanPTI,” Moonis tweeted.
Khan was announced last month to dissolve Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies where his party was ruling to push the Federal government for early elections as the South Asian country facing the worst economic crisis.
However, the ruling alliance in the center pushed the governor of Punjab to ask the Chief Minister to take a vote of confidence as a move to delay the dissolution of the provincial assembly.
Later, Interior Minister Rana Sanullah and other PDM leaders claimed that Chief Minister Elahi has no support of 186 MPs and he will lose the government.
However, last night in a surprise move, the Chief Minister took the vote of confidence and today announced the dissolution of the assembly.
The dissolution of two provincial assemblies is likely to compel the country's powerful military establishment to pressure the 13 parties PDM government in the center to move for general elections as the country's economic situation would not be able to afford two elections in the country.
Analysts believed that there is no other option with the establishment except immediate elections to bring back political stability in the country which is necessary for economic stability in the country.