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PTI weighing ‘safe legal options’ for assemblies dissolution

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ISLAMABAD – The opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has started consulting all legal aspects of its earlier decision to dissolve Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies to force the federal government to announce early elections.

Earlier this week, a meeting of the senior leadership of PTI had endorsed the decision of party chief Imran Khan to dissolve assemblies in two provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where it is in power besides tendering resignations from Sindh and Balochistan legislatures.

A close aide to former prime minister Imran Khan informed The Republicpolicy yesterday that the party had initiated consultations to know about the legal consequences of its decision of quitting the assemblies. He said that there were serious discussions going on within the party that it should have some solid grounds to dissolve the assemblies.

Otherwise, a higher court can give an adverse verdict if any party from the ruling coalition approached it challenging the move of PTI. According to the close aide, efforts were underway to find out some workable option to make the move successful, which is aimed at pressurizing the ruling coalition to announce snap polls.

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