Punjab assembly cannot be dissolved before Jan 11, Imran told

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Punjab Assembly cannot be dissolved before January 11, the legal experts told former prime minister Imran Khan.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan was briefed by his legal team on the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly in light of the Lahore High Court verdict. The legal experts informed Imran Khan that the Punjab Assembly cannot be dissolved before January 11 as the matter has been conditionally attached to the court’s verdict.

The former premier was also informed that the legal status of a no-confidence motion also ended after Speaker Sibtain’s ruling. Legal experts were of opinion that Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman has to ask CM Pervaiz Elahi again to take a vote of confidence from the house.

Earlier, Punjab Assembly Speaker Sibtain Khan also said that the assembly cannot be dissolved till January 11 following the ruling of the Lahore High Court (LHC). The Lahore High Court (LHC) has restored Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi and the provincial cabinet after suspending the governor’s denotification order.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) suspended the governor’s denotification order after getting assurance from Pervaiz Elahi to not dissolve the Punjab Assembly.

Governor Baligh-ur-Rehman had denotified the chief minister for not seeking the vote of confidence which was challenged by Pervaiz Elahi in the Lahore High Court (LHC). A five-member bench of the high court heard the petition today. (INP)