ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday announced that he had advised the President to dissolve the National Assembly, paving way for holding of fresh elections in the country.
The prime minister in his short-televised address to the nation made an announcement, soon after the National Assembly session was prorogued by the deputy speaker, rejecting the opposition’s push for the no-trust motion as unconstitutional.
The prime minister asked the nation to get prepared for the fresh elections as he had sent a summary, advising the president to dissolve assemblies.
He said the process for holding of new elections and procedure for the caretaker government would take place accordingly.
The prime minister expressing his resolve said that nation would not allow the corrupt elements to decide their fate. “The grave conspiracy against the government has failed,” he added.
The prime minister congratulated the nation on the deputy speaker’s ruling against the no-trust motion, terming it as unconstitutional as it was an effort at changing of the regime through a foreign planned conspiracy and under a foreign agenda.
“Speaker has rejected the move and I felicitate the whole nation,” he said, adding that he knew that the nation was concerned over such conspiracy.
“Ghabrana Nahi Hai (do’t get worried), it is my message to the conspirators,” the prime minister said while addressing his political foes in his popular coined phrase.
The prime minister said that Pakistan came into being on 27th of Ramazan. The nation would foil such plans. He also justified the deputy speaker’s ruling.
He said that opposition leaders should have spent their ill-gotten pelf on the provision of facilities to the poor instead of bribing the members of the assembly to switch their party allegiance.