The summary for the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly has been signed by Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the chief minister of Punjab, and sent to Governor Balighur Rehman.
According to the summary released by CM Elahi on Thursday, “I Parvez Elahi Chief Minister of Punjab, therefore advise you to dissolve the provincial assembly.”
After several weeks of political unrest in Punjab, Chief Minister Elahi demonstrated his support in the provincial assembly by winning the much-anticipated vote of confidence amidst commotion and the boycott of the opposition in the small hours of Thursday.
With 186 MPs voting in favor of the combination of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which was the requisite number of votes to win the confidence vote, the vote of confidence that started after midnight came to an end.
The change occurred when CM Elahi met PTI leader Imran Khan earlier today at Khan’s Zaman Park mansion in Lahore.
PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry announced the news during a press conference in Lahore, stating that Imran Khan, the party’s leader, has kept his pledge to dissolve the assemblies. “Now PTI will contest elections, and general elections in Pakistan are coming soon.”
He added that the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly would be abolished after the Punjab Assembly.
According to Fawad, a letter requesting the establishment of a caretaker government in the province was also sent to PML-N leader and leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly, Hamza Shehbaz.
Balighur Rehman, the governor of Punjab, later announced on his official Twitter account that he had received the summary for the dissolution of the legislature.