President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi has dissolved the National Assembly on the proposal of Imran Khan.
In a surprise move, Imran Khan on Sunday said that he has advised President Alvi to dissolve all the assemblies.
This major political development came shortly after NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri rejected voting on the no-confidence motion against PM Imran Khan, calling “unconstitutional”.
An official notification dissolving the Assembly has been issued.
According to sources, elections will be held within a period of 90 days.
In a brief address to the nation after the no-confidence motion was rejected, the premier congratulated the nation and said that he had sent a proposal to the President to dissolve the NA and the nation should prepare for the next elections.
Special Assistant to the PM Dr Shahbaz Gill then confirmed that the assembly has been dissolved.
Imran Khan’s brief public address was telecast shortly after a crucial National Assembly session that was set to vote on the no-confidence motion against him was abruptly adjourned as the deputy speaker deemed the no-trust vote “unconstitutional”. The premier skipped the NA session.
Pleased with the NA deputy speaker’s ruling, the premier congratulated the nation over the development.
“The NA speaker has rejected the move intended at changing the regime and I congratulate the entire nation on it.”
“Pakistan came into existence on 27th Ramzan, and this nation will not let such a conspiracy get successful.”