LAHORE (A1TV NEWS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan believed on Sunday that the establishment would go for the elections in April.
Speaking to the delegation of journalists, the deposed premier said the elections will have to happen in the case of the dissolution of two assemblies, adding that it will not bother the PTI if elections delay, once the assemblies will be dissolved.
Clarifying on why the PTI delayed the process of dissolving assemblies, Mr Khan said that to convince the allies, his party did not opt to immediately dissolve the assemblies.
While avoiding answering the question on Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi, Mr Khan said, “We have no doubt that Parvez Elahi will not dissolve the PA. He [Elahi] will take the vote of confidence before January 11.”
Imran Khan calls party meeting to finalise strategy for Punjab CM trust vote
PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday called a meeting of the senior party leadership to finalise a strategy regarding confidence vote for Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi.
The former premier has also called a meeting of the party’s media strategy committee on Sunday at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore.
Mr Khan would also be briefed on latest developments by a committee holding negotiations with Parvez Elahi and Moonis Elahi regarding seat adjustment for next elections.
On Saturday, the PTI top brass announced that the Punjab chief minister would take a vote of confidence.
PTI’s announcement comes in the wake of the Lahore High Court’s order that, on the condition of bounding the CM to obtain a vote of confidence before dissolving the assembly, suspended Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman’s notification barring Mr Elahi from holding the CM office.
Speaking to media persons outside deposed premier Imran Khan’s Zaman park residence in Lahore, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry, flanked by provincial minister Aslam Iqbal, said the Punjab CM would dissolve the Punjab Assembly after obtaining the vote of confidence. Fawad while reiterating demand for snap elections said the incumbent rulers had disappointed the masses.