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Summary to dissolve NA on 9th: PM

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday told his allies the summary to dissolve the National Assembly would be moved on August 9, it is learnt.

According to sources, the premier stated this at a dinner he hosted for his coalition partners. However, PPP Chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was conspicuous by his absence. He had an important meeting with the PM in the evening. Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf was also present.

“A summary to dissolve the National Assembly will be moved to the president on August 9,” the sources said, quoting the prime minister. As per Article 58 (1) of the Constitution, the National Assembly will automatically stand dissolved after 48 hours if the president does not sign the summary.

The reception was attended by parliamentarians from all the parties represented in both houses of Parliament.

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