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PTI leadership to meet today, discuss quitting assemblies | The Express Tribune


Senior leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will converge on Monday to discuss the date for the dissolution of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Punjab assemblies.

PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry took to his official Twitter handle to make the announcement and further stated that the party would also decide the date to resign from the Sindh and Balochistan provincial assemblies.

“With these decisions, 64% of seats of Pakistan will be vacant and pave the way for general elections,” the former minister highlighted.

The meeting comes shortly after PTI chief Imran Khan said he had decided to opt-out of a “corrupt system and quit all assemblies”.

“My party has decided not to remain part of the current political system and will instead resign from all the assemblies,” the deposed premier said in his first in-person address following the assassination attempt on him at the mammoth rally in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

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Imran – whose party is at the helm of affairs in power in Punjab, K-P, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan – sprung the surprise card on the government in an apparently proverbial ‘burn-the-boats’ decision, staking his provincial governments on a bid to trigger early elections “as the nation stands at the crossroads”.

Without sharing further details of his decision, Imran said that he would soon be meeting his chief ministers and the parliamentary party about the matter and would soon make the announcement about when the party would leave the assemblies.

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