Imran Khan announces party restructuring process for Pak general elections



Ahead of the upcoming general elections, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman and former PM Imran Khan on Sunday chaired a meeting of members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) in Punjab and directed them to prepare for the next elections while they held responsible for it. The ruling coalition for the ongoing political turmoil and economic disturbances.

The News International quoted sources as saying that Imran Khan has given two weeks to former Punjab provincial health minister Yasmin Rashid to complete the process of restructuring the party.

The PTI chief also met Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhary Pervez Elahi and former federal minister Moonis Elahi at the Chief Minister’s Office on Sunday and discussed matters of mutual interest and the political situation in Punjab.

According to News International, Imran Khan and Pervez Elahi discussed the formation of the provincial cabinet and other issues. Sources said that several names of coalition parties, PTI and PMLQ, were selected for the Punjab cabinet portfolios.

Meanwhile, taking a dig at the Shehbaz Sharif government, Imran Khan said that the ruling coalition’s crippling policies are responsible for Pakistan’s plight and its failing economy.

In addition, the ruling coalition in the Punjab Assembly passed a unanimous resolution demanding the immediate resignation of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sultan Sikandar Raja and the resolution calling for the resignation of all members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the new urged to form. commission.

The resolution also demanded immediate elections in the country and condemned the removal of PTI’s “legal government” through an international conspiracy.

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“The political situation in the country has become precarious due to this conspiracy,” the resolution said. It said the ‘imported government’ ruined the economy and inflation was setting new records.”

Meanwhile, newly-elected Deputy Speaker Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi took the oath of office from Speaker Sibtain Khan and the House passed the ‘Punjab Secretariat Services Provincial Assembly Repeal and Revival Bill 2022’ for the second time, The News International reports.

After former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan-led PTI won the Punjab bypoll, PML-N leader and Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah told a press conference in Lahore that elections are to be held soon, but the decision was taken only after discussions with the coalition. will be finalized. parties.

Claiming that the “selected” government has been imposed on the people through planning and conspiracy, Imran Khan also said that elections should be held at the earliest, otherwise democracy will suffer a major setback.

Khan, however, said that the elections should be conducted under the supervision of an appropriate Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

(Only the title and image in this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is generated automatically from a syndicated feed.)

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