September 22, 2023

Imran Khan to continue as PM till caretaker’s appointment

Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: According to a statement issued by the President House on Monday morning, Imran Khan will continue as the prime minister till appointment of a caretaker PM.

President Dr Arif Alvi had earlier approved the advice of the Prime Minister Imran Khan to dissolve the National Assembly under the Article 58 (1) read with Article 48(1) of the constitution.

Former information and law minister Fawad Chaudhry had on Sunday said that Imran Khan will continue his duties as the Prime Minister under Article 224 of the constitution. However, the federal cabinet had been dissolved, he had added.

On April 3, asking the nation to gear up for the next general elections, PM Imran Khan had advised President Arif Alvi to dissolve the assemblies.

After Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Shah Suri dismissed the opposition’s no-trust motion against PM Imran Khan citing foreign influence behind the motion, the prime minister in his short and precise address to the nation said that the conspiracy had been failed and he had sent a summary to the president advising him to dissolve the assemblies.

He had said the opposition was trying to dismantle an elected government. People had been sending him messages from a day ago that treachery was being orchestrated, he had said.

“I had asked the nation do not be afraid,” he had said. Treachery and conspiracy were taking place before all the nation, he had said.

Imran Khan had said he wanted to hold elections again and he wanted the democrats to go to the masses for votes. “No foreign power or corrupt people who bought votes in exchange for bags of money should decide for destiny and future of the nation,” he had said.

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