Several Punjab lawmakers belonging to the PTI have advised the party’s chairman, Imran Khan, against dissolving the provincial assembly immediately
According to sources, the development happened after Khan received a report from the party’s high-level committee regarding the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly.
The PTI leader was advised not to dissolve the assembly right away by the MPs, who cited current development initiatives in their home districts, according to the sources.
Khan, who last week called off his long march to Islamabad, has announced quitting rallies across the nation, including in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The dissolution of assemblies in both provinces has been authorized by the party leadership, according to PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry, but the final decision will be taken following more deliberations.
Today, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the vice chairman of the PTI, presided over a meeting where the report regarding the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly was discussed. The meeting was attended by party leaders Mian Aslam Iqbal, Mian Mehmood-Ur-Rasheed, Hammad Azhar, Ejaz Chaudhry, and others.
Several members, according to sources, have cautioned against the quick dissolution of the Punjab Assembly because they feel development tenders worth billions of rupees have been opened and a number of projects are almost finished in their districts.
The timing of the political action should be effective so that it forces the federal administration to declare general elections, according to sources. The parliamentarians have also advocated this.
The PTI leader has also called a meeting of the PTI’s Sindh and Balochistan parliamentary parties for this Sunday in order to have additional consultations.
The sources claimed that the PTI leader would make the decision on the dissolution or PTI leaving all assemblies after the meeting of their parliamentary parties on Sunday.
Khan has also given the party’s legal team a mandate to examine the legal ramifications of the situation and make plans for any likely snags.