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Consultation underway for caretaker govt in Punjab: Fawad

Consultation underway for caretaker govt in Punjab: Fawad

Consultation underway for caretaker govt in Punjab: Fawad

Fawad urged Governor Punjab to sign summary for dissolution of assembly.

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  • Fawad said Governor Punjab should not wait for signing the summary
  • He said Hamza Shehbaz is being contacted for caretaker setup
  • He said KP CM has prepared summary for dissolution of assembly
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LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice President Fawad Chaudhry has urged the governor to immediately notify the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly.

Governor Punjab Baligh-ur-Rehman has received the summary for dissolution of the provincial assembly. He will hold a meeting with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to discuss the situation and issue to order.

Addressing a press conference, Fawad said opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz is being contacted to seek names for the caretaker government.

He said that they decided to dissolve the Punjab Assembly and the governor will hopefully sign the summary sent by Chief Minister Chaudhry Pevaiz Elahi.

Fawad urged the governor to not wait for 48 hours for signing the summary and issue a notification regarding the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly.

“Hamza Shehbaz is being contacted to seek names for the caretaker government. We are hoping that impartial names will come forth to hold free and fair elections,” he added.

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He said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has also prepared the summary for the dissolution of the provincial assembly.

He reiterated the PTI will dissolve KP Assembly after the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly. Fawad said that the order regarding the KP Assembly’s dissolution will also be issued soon. He said was unable to reach Lahore due to inclement weather.

He said that consultations are underway for finalizing the names for the caretaker government in Punjab. He said PTI will give names to Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi which will be forwarded to the opposition leader as per the constitution.

Regarding the local government (LG) polls, he said that the election commission decided to hold elections in Karachi and Hyderabad, whereas, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had ordered to conduct polls in the federal capital.

He criticized interior minister Rana Sanaullah for violating the high court’s orders. He added that the Sindh High Court (SHC) also rejected Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) plea to postpone the polls.

Fawad said that all political parties trying to flee from the elections. He urged the Supreme Court (SC) to take notice of the violation of courts’ orders.

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He hoped the ECP will implement the order regarding the elections. He said that the PTI Sindh chapter is ready for a strong protest in case of any delay in the LG polls.

He said the federal government has no option but to holding early elections. He urged the government to hold talks regarding upcoming elections which should be conducted on the same date across the country.

To a question, he said that the president can ask the prime minister to take a vote of confidence which is his constitutional obligation. He said that PTI will not object to Nawaz Sharif’s return to the country.

 

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