PM announces NA dissolution tomorrow
By News Desk
August 8, 2023 07:13 PM
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that he will send a summary to dissolve the National Assembly to President Arif Alvi tomorrow (Wednesday).
“After completing our tenure, I will write to the president to dissolve the assembly,” the premier said while addressing a ceremony held to launch a project to convert 100,000 tube wells into solar power across the country.
He said the caretaker setup will take over after the dissolution of assemblies. The prime minister listed the coalition government’s feats and lashed out at the last government.
He said the previous government ruined the national economy and damaged diplomatic ties with friendly states.
He said the country would have defaulted without the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme.
“The conditions of the IMF are very tough..there is no doubt about it,” the PM said. However, he said his party will bring a revolution if it comes to power again.
Recalling the Nawaz Sharif-led regime, PM Shehbaz said his government overcome the power crisis.
“If Nawaz Sharif gets a chance, we will bring an agricultural revolution, end poverty and get rid of debt,” the PM added.
At the ceremony, the prime minister launched a project to convert 100,000 agriculture tube wells into solar power across the country.
He said agriculture will bring economic prosperity to the country and emphasised the need for developing the sector to facilitate farmers by providing them with good quality seeds, low-cost fertilisers and electricity.
He said low-cost electricity is inevitable for every sector of the economy including industry, agriculture and exports as everything is dependent on it and solar power is the ultimate relief in this regard.
The current National Assembly’s tenure will end on August 12 and if it completes its stipulated time, elections are supposed to take place within 60 days.
However, the Constitution states that the polls must be held within 90 days if the assembly is dissolved before the completion of its tenure.
Earlier in the day, Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Raja Riaz said he will call on PM Shehbaz tomorrow (Wednesday) to take up the name of the caretaker prime minister.
Under the Constitution, if the prime minister and the leader of the opposition failed to agree on any name, the matter will be referred to a parliamentary committee. The Election Commission of Pakistan will take the decision if the committee failed to reach a conclusion.