Pakistan National Assembly Dissolved Paving Way for Next Elections

Acting on the advice of the outgoing Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan President Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly on Wednesday. This paves the path for the next general elections.

The notification for the dissolution of the assembly was issued by the Aiwan-i-Sadr, which said the National Assembly was dissolved under Article 58 of the Constitution.

“The Prime Minister’s advice at para 6 of the summary is approved,” President Alvi said in a statement.

“President Dr. Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly. The President dissolved the National Assembly on the advice of the Prime Minister under Article 58-1 of the Constitution,” his office posted on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

With this the current government’s five-year tenure will also end prematurely. The assembly was elected after an election held on July 25, 2018.

The polls are expected to be delayed for a couple of months as new census results have been approved, which makes it a constitutional obligation to carry out delimitation before elections.

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