ISLAMABAD: Top officials of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will meet on Monday to decide when the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Punjab parliament would be dissolved.
Resign from Sindh and Balochistan assemblies
PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry made the news on his official Twitter profile, adding that the party will also determine when to resign from the Sindh and Balochistan provincial assembly.
Making Path of General Elections
“With these rulings, 64% of Pakistan’s seats would be empty, paving the path for general elections,” the former minister stated. The gathering comes only days after PTI head Imran Khan declared his intention to leave a “corrupt system and all assemblies.”
“My party has chosen not to be a part of the existing political system and would instead withdraw from all the legislatures,” the ousted PM stated in his first in-person statement since being assassinated at a massive gathering in Rawalpindi.
Playing cards to provoke early elections
Imran, whose party is in power in Punjab, K-P, Azad Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan, played the surprise card on the government in an apparent ‘burn-the-boats’ move, betting his province governments on a drive to provoke early elections “as the nation stands at a crossroads.”
Without going into greater detail about his choice, Imran stated that he would be meeting with his chief ministers and the parliamentary party shortly and will make a statement on when the party would depart the assembly.