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PA dissolution proposal to be dealt with as per law, says Khosa

Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa told reporters here on Sunday that he would work according to the law on any suggestions to dissolve the provincial assembly. The governor said Senate elections could not be cancelled because of the assembly’s dissolution. He said it was the suggestion of only one member of the Unification Bloc, which was without any ministry, and none of the members of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had demanded the dissolution of the assembly.
The Unification Bloc had advised Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to dissolve the provincial assembly to keep the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) from winning the upcoming Senate elections. However, the PML-N, of which the Unification Bloc is an ally in the provincial assembly, refused the proposal. Khosa said when a summary was moved for the dissolution of the assembly, he would see to it, but the PML-N would not dissolve the assembly. He said the government accorded due respect to the decisions of the Supreme Court.
Federal Law Minister Maula Bakhsh Chandio said the Unification Bloc’s demand for the dissolution of Punjab Assembly reflected the thinking of the chief minister. He said the chief minister was trying to become the supreme ruler instead of Khadim-e-Aala. He said Shahbaz did not want Senate elections in March as he was afraid of a clear cut majority of the PPP in the Upper House. PML-Likeminded President Senator Salim Saifullah said his party was not consulted about the dissolution, adding that similar speculations were spread in the past.
PML-Quaid Khyber Pakhtunkhwa President Amir Muqaam said the PML-N was behind the bloc’s demand for the dissolution of the assembly. He said there could be general elections for the national and provincial assemblies before the Senate elections.



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