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Punjab Assembly stands dissolved

Punjab Assembly stands dissolved

Punjab Assembly stands dissolved

Punjab Assembly has been dissolved.

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  • Punjab Assembly has been dissolved
  • Governor Punjab refused to sign the summary
  • The process to select caretaker chief minister will now begin
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LAHORE: Punjab Assembly has been dissolved, two days after Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi signed a summary.

However, Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman refused to sign the summary regarding the dissolution of the provincial assembly.

“I have decided not to become part of the process leading to the dissolution of Punjab Assembly. I would rather let the Constitution and law take its own course. Doing so will not hamper any legal process as Constitution clearly provides a way forward,” he said in a tweet.

Governor Punjab met Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for the second time in two days to discuss the political situation and matters relating to the dissolution of the assembly.

According to the constitution, the Punjab Assembly stands dissolved 48 hours after the chief minister sends the summary irrespective of whether the governor’s signs its.

Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi will now be the caretaker chief minister for 8 days. The process of forming an interim setup will begin under Article 224-A of the Constitution

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In this regard, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi will write a letter to the opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz for appointment of caretaker chief minister. Both will recommend three names each for post of caretaker chief minister.

After the dissolution of the Assembly, the Caretaker Chief Minister must be nominated within 3 days. The Leader of the House and the Leader of the Opposition will nominate the Caretaker Chief Minister after mutual consultation.

In case of any disagreement, the Speaker will immediately form a committee to select the caretaker chief minister.  The committee will have three members each from the government and opposition sides.

The committee will select one of the names sent by the chief minister and the leader of the opposition within three days.

If the committee could not agree on a single name, the matter will go to the Chief Election Commissioner who will nominate one of them as caretaker chief minister within two days.

 

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