Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi Saturday vowed to back “all decisions” of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan as the allies are all set to move towards dissolving the assemblies of the provinces where they rule — Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.
“I will support all of Imran Khan’s decisions. I owed the Punjab Assembly to Imran Khan and I have returned my debt to him,” the chief minister said in a tweet hours before Imran’s scheduled announcement of the dissolution date.
Imran is expected to announce the date of dissolution during the party’s public gathering at Lahore’s iconic Liberty Chowk later tonight, but there were reports of issues between the PTI and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-N) on the date of dissolution.
CM Elahi also stressed that Imran has made his political opponents “zero” and said that the people spreading rumours — about a rift between the allies — “have failed once again”.
The government has said that it will ensure holding elections on whichever constituency the PTI and its ally resign and also conduct polls for the assemblies that might be dissolved.
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