President dissolves National Assembly on PM's advice

President dissolves National Assembly on PM's advice


President dissolves National Assembly on PM's advice

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Minutes after Prime Minister Imran Khan adviced President to dissolve assembly, President Dr Arif Alvi has dissolved National Assembly.

The President dissolved the Lower House of the Parliament on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan. 

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Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had proposed President Dr Arif Ali to dissolve assembly after Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Qasim Suri rejected the no-confidence motion submitted by the opposition, terming it against Article 5 of the Constitution.

Addressing the nation after the National Assembly session, he congratulated the nation on the rejection of the no-confidence motion. He said that the nation should prepare for early elections.

PM Imran Khan said that the Speaker of the Assembly has rejected the no-confidence motion and “I congratulate the whole nation.” He said that such a conspiracy would not allow this nation to succeed.

The Prime Minister said, “I have suggested to the President to dissolve the Assemblies so that there would be elections and the people would decide who they wants to bring.”

"The conspiracy to take down this government has collapsed," he added. The PM said, "I thank Allah that such a big foreign conspiracy has failed."

"The people should decide what they want, not foreigners. Buying people s support with money has resulted in this (situation). Put that money into something better, for orphanages etc. I implore the nation to prepare for elections. You will decide the future of this nation, not foreigners or corrupt people," Khan said.

"I have advised the President to dissolve the Assemblies. This a democratic society. Let us democrats go to the people. Let the elections be held, let the people decide who they want. A conspiracy from outside, and these corrupt people should not be allowed to determine this country s destiny by buying off people with bags of money," he said.

Targeting his rivals, he said they have spent crores to buy support, but all this expenditure will be wasted. "They should open orphanages and distribute money among people," he said.

"To my people, I say, prepare for the elections. You have to decide, not anyone from outside, not these corrupt people, you have to decide this country s destiny," he added.

Deputy Speaker rejects no-confidence motion

Earlier, opposition’s hopes of ousting the premier were dashed after Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Qasim Suri rejected no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, terming it against Article 5 of the Constitution.

Shortly after the session began, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that loyalty to the state was the basic duty of every citizen under Article 5.

"On March 7, our official ambassador was invited to a meeting attended by the representatives of other countries. The meeting was informed that a motion against PM Imran was being presented," Fawad Chaudhry said.

"We were told that relations with Pakistan were dependent on the success of the no-confidence motion. We were told that if the motion fails, then the upcoming path for Pakistan would be very difficult. This is an operation for a regime change by a foreign government," he alleged.

Fawad Chaudhry questioned how this could be allowed and called on the deputy speaker to decide the constitutionality of the no-trust motion.

“No foreign country has the right to oust an elected government in Pakistan. The points raised by the law minister are valid, thus, I issue the ruling that this no-confidence motion negates the constitution. As per code of conduct, the motion stands rejected,” the deputy speaker announced.

US colluded with opposition for regime change in Pakistan

On Saturday, Imran Khan while speaking about the foreign conspiracy said that the United States colluded with the opposition to hatch conspiracy to topple his government, adding that the whole nation knows about the conspiracy.

He said the biggest group was using money to buy loyalities of the lawmakers, adding that the opposition parties have been ruling for over 30 years and the nation will not tolerate them.

PM Imran Khan had also asked the youth to hold nationwide peaceful demonstrations against the alleged foreign conspiracy being hatched to oust his government. The prime minister urged the country’s youth to raise voice and stage protests against the conspiracy for the future of the country.

Imran Khan said that Pakistan is at a turning point now and there is a war going on for the future of Pakistan. He said nations face difficult times but we have to choose the right path and the nation has to decide today.

He said that today politicians are being auctioned off like goats under external conspiracy and if the youth remained silent, they will support evil. The youth should protest for their future.