Pak braces for elections after Prez dissolves meeting, opposition moves SC | World News

Pakistan president Arif Alvi on Sunday dissolved the nationwide meeting and the provincial assemblies on the recommendation of prime minister Imran Khan. This implies that a caretaker authorities might be put in place within the subsequent eight days and the elections are to be held inside three months.

Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that the federal cupboard has been dissolved and Imran Khan will proceed his duties underneath Article 224 of the Pakistani structure. As per this clause, on dissolution of the Assembly on completion of the time period or if President dissolves it in his discretion that voters is important (Article 58), a caretaker cupboard shall be appointed underneath a care-taker prime minister. The care-taker PM shall be appointed by the President in session with the incumbent PM and the chief of opposition within the outgoing meeting.

 The transfer comes after the no-confidence movement in opposition to the Imran Khan was dismissed by the deputy speaker within the National Assembly. The Punjab Assembly additionally met for six minutes and has been adjourned until April 6. The Pakistan Army has denied position within the occasions that unfolded within the nationwide meeting. 

The opposition has referred to as the rejection of no-confidence movement unconstitutional and declared it might transfer the Supreme Court.

“It is nothing short of a high treason. IK has pushed the country into anarchy. Niazi & his cohort will not be allowed to go scot-free. There will be consequences for blatant & brazen violation of the Constitution. Hope SC will play it’s role to uphold the Constitution,” Shehbaz Sharif, the chief of opposition in National Assembly, tweeted.

“Government has violated the Constitution, didn’t allow voting on the no-confidence motion. The united opposition is not leaving parliament. Our lawyers are on their way to Supreme Court,” Pakistan People’s Party chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari mentioned in a video message.

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Soon after the no-confidence movement was rejected Prime Minister in his tackle to the nation not solely referred to as the folks to arrange for elections however reiterated that the international conspiracy to topple his authorities had failed.

“The no-confidence motion was a foreign conspiracy against us. The nation should decide who should govern them… not the corrupt people who conspire with foreign powers… Prepare for elections. You will decide,” Khan mentioned.

In the historical past of Pakistan’s politics, no prime minister has accomplished a full-term.


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