At the Liberty Chowk Rally, PTI is Expected To Announce The Date Of Assemblies’ Dissolution
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to hold a power show at Liberty Chowk in Lahore and other divisional headquarters across Punjab on Saturday (Dec 17), in which party chairman Imran Khan is expected to announce the future course of action via video link.
In this connection, the former prime minister on Tuesday chaired a meeting of PTI’s Central Punjab and Lahore leadership.
Moreover, during a meeting with the PTI’s lawmakers from Bhakkar, Mianwali, Pakpattan, Sargodha and Sahiwal, PTI chief Imran assured them that the assemblies will be dissolved this month. “I will announce the date to dissolve the provincial assemblies of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) before December 20”.
Punjab senior minister Mian Aslam Iqbal, provincial health minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, former federal Minister Hammad Azhar and other PTI leaders were also present in the meeting.
Imran also highlighted the coalition government’s “inept” economic policies, saying that it has brought the country on the brink of default. “PTI’s politics is not against the country’s interests. PML-Q is our key ally, and we are on the same page over the dissolution decision,” he added.
On this occasion, the PTI lawmakers expressed their support for the PTI chairman’s decision to dissolve the assemblies.
Meanwhile, in a press conference, senior provincial minister Mian Aslam Iqbal said that the PTI has decided to dissolve the assemblies this month and its final date will be announced at Liberty Chowk during party’s power show.
“A meeting has been called under the chair of Imran Khan to discuss matters relating to dissolution of assemblies”.
Iqbal further said in his personal opinion assemblies should be dissolved before December 20 so that elections could be held before Ramazan. “Imran Khan is a reality and Pakistan’s politics revolves around him. Hence, no one should be under the illusion of removing the public leader from politics. The leaders of the Pakistan Democratic Movement cannot stand in front of the popularity of Imran Khan,” he added.
The minister averred that political parties operate under ideology while PML-N and PPP have no ideology other than corruption.
“Imran’s strenuous efforts are aimed at the elimination of corruption and supremacy of justice and law, and the people are standing with his ideology,” he added.
He said that only snap polls will end political and economic instability in the country, adding that the economy was sinking and no international organisation was ready to trust the incompetent rulers.
Iqbal also regretted that the prices of petroleum products were rising in Pakistan while in other countries it was decreasing.
He further said that the army should not interfere in politics, adding that they want a political dialogue with the federal government, but first it should give a date for the general elections. “All issues, including the dissolution of the assemblies, can be discussed,” he added.