The provincial assembly dissolved. after Punjab, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa legislature was dissolved as part of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s attempt to force early general elections. The provincial assembly in northwest Pakistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has been dissolved, the second such move in less than a week, as former Prime Minister Imran Khan pushes for early national elections.
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He was acting at the request of the provincial chief minister, Mahmood Khan, a senior member of Khan’s Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party.
On Saturday, the assembly in Pakistan’s most populous province, Punjab, was dissolved following an order from PTI chief Khan, who since his ouster as prime minister last April has been demanding immediate elections, scheduled for October this year.
Pakistan’s constitution states that new elections must be held within three months of the dissolution of a provincial legislature if the chamber fails to establish an interim government.