After Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi signed a summary for dissolution of the provincial assembly, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) CM Mahmood Khan has also prepared one to dissolve the KP legislative, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Senior Vice-President Fawad Chaudhry revealed on Friday.
The development came after the two chief ministers decided to follow PTI Chairman Imran Khan's directives on the matter.
Fawad, while interacting with journalists, termed “money laundering” as the key reason behind the country’s economic crisis.
“How can there be economic prosperity in the country, when the finance minister is involved in money laundering,” he said.
Referring to a question, the PTI leader asked the Punjab governor not to wait for “48 hours” and urged him to dissolve the assembly immediately so that the process for the formation of an interim set up be initiated.
He hoped that a person who can hold impartial elections in the province would be named as a caretaker chief minister.
The plea filed by the new “broiler MQM” was rejected by the court, the PTI leader said, adding that the LG polls in Karachi and Hyderabad would be held as per the schedule — January 15 (Sunday).
All component parties of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) were trying to avoid the elections, he said, adding that they were afraid of facing the people.
Speaking on the occasion, Fawad also urged the Supreme Court to ensure that the elections are held as per the schedule.
Extending a dialogue offer to the federal government yet again, he asked the Centre to jointly devise a framework for the general elections in the country.
The PTI leader also said that President Arif Alvi can ask Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to take a trust vote as it is his “constitutional right”.
PML-N Supremo Nawaz Sharif should return home and face the cases lodged against him, he said.
Let the investigations into the assassination attempt on the life of PTI chief Imran Khan be completed independently, Fawad said and warned against any obstacle in it.
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