LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif spoke over the phone with Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Friday, and also presided over a meeting of top party leaders at his house to address the unfolding political crisis in Punjab.
According to reports, Nawaz Sharif requested PM Shehbaz to direct the Punjab governor in dealing with the province’s political crisis. The news comes a day after Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi signed a summary of the Punjab Assembly’s dissolution.
According to sources, Shehbaz informed party leaders that Nawaz Sharif and party chief organizer Maryam Nawaz will return to the nation this month (January). According to the reports, these leaders would actively participate in the election campaign following their return.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan stated that the National Assembly, as well as the assembly of Sindh and Balochistan, will continue in place until August of this year. “With the CM’s proposal of dissolution, Imran’s bandit reign in Punjab has come to an end,” he remarked.
He informed a news channel that polls for both the KP and Punjab assemblies will be held within 90 days after dissolution. “We will run for and win the elections,” he continued.
Opposing the possibility of general elections, the minister asked how we could urge the governments of Sindh and Balochistan to dissolve the assembly. Rana stated that the coalition parties were opposed to dissolving the assembly since it was an undemocratic move. “There was a strong feeling in our party that they should be allowed to dissolve the assembly, but if that happens, we will be ready for elections,” he continued.