Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), is planning to dissolve the legislature on December 17 or 23, according to the senior vice president of the party, Fawad Chaudhry, on Thursday.
As the PTI continues to insist that the only way to address the nation’s ongoing political and economic crisis is through quick elections, Fawad stated: “The coalition administration isn’t serious about the discussion.”
The assertion was made one day after the PTI chairman declared that he will set a date for the dissolution of both the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies during a public event on December 17.
Even President Arif Alvi sought to speak with the authorities, Fawad said, but he was “upset” by their approach. Fawad assured that his party tried to have negotiations with the administration.
The administration, according to the ex-minister, is not “serious” about conducting discussions since it knows that the PTI would win the general elections when the time comes. “Once political interventions are through, everyone will be able to tell [who will prevail]. I’m hoping that all government agencies will work to keep the nation stable.”
The idea that the PTI is seeking backing from the establishment has also been refuted by the ousted prime minister. However, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah informed Khan a day earlier that “that establishment would not bring him the election date and neither would there be amenities like those of the 2018 general elections.”
Fawad further mentioned that PTI legislators, who resigned collectively in April of this year, were not receiving their wages, and he requested Qureshi to look into if the government had “stolen their paychecks.”
Qureshi, for his part, told reporters that when Raja Pervez Ashraf accepted the resignations of only a few PTI legislators, he used “unconstitutional means.”
“123 of our MPs resigned together, but only a few of them had their resignations accepted. This is against the law, “the former foreign minister stated.
Despite this, Khan won the by-election with a majority of the vote since PTI outperformed the multi-party ruling coalition at the Centre.
“They made use of our resignations to further their political objectives. However, we still prevailed in 75% of the by-elections “he added.
The vice-chairman said that he is writing to the speaker to set a date for receiving the resignations of PTI. “He can contact each of us personally or take our resignations all at once.”