What happens after the assemblies are broken?
The process of dissolution of the Provincial Assembly has started in Punjab, the largest province of Pakistan. Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervez Elahi has signed the advice on the dissolution of the assemblies and sent it to the Governor House.
Political and journalistic circles in Pakistan are trying to find an answer to the question of what direction Pakistan’s politics will take after the dissolution of the assemblies in the two PTI-ruled provinces.
Apart from this, the question is also becoming important that whether the dissolution of the assemblies in two provinces can force the government to hold early elections.
The process of dissolution of the Provincial Assembly has started in Punjab, the largest province of Pakistan. Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervez Elahi has signed the advice of dissolution of the assemblies and sent it to the Governor House from where the announcement of the dissolution of the assembly can come out at any time.
Meanwhile, at Imran Khan’s residence located in Zaman Park area of Lahore, the leading members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Parliamentary Party are sitting together and they are busy finalizing the procedure for dissolving the KP Assembly.
It is expected that Punjab Governor Baligh-ul-Rehman will announce the final decision on the dissolution of the assemblies by tomorrow night. He confirmed the receipt of the summary of the dissolution of the assemblies and said in his reaction, “Whatever decision I will take, I will do it with a heavy heart. The Punjab Assembly is a house of public representatives. Dissolving the assembly is not an easy decision.” He, however, said that implementing the advice of Chief Minister Punjab would be an unpleasant moment.
Former Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan Kanwar Dilshad Ahmed told DW that the dissolution of the country’s two major provincial assemblies will increase pressure on the federal government and it will have to reconsider its position on completing the term of the assemblies. And it will not be possible for the establishment to turn a blind eye to this situation.
In response to a question, he said that after the dissolution of the Assemblies of the two provinces, the Chief Ministers will decide the caretaker Chief Minister of their respective provinces in consultation with their respective leaders of the opposition. If there is no agreement between the Chief Minister and the leader of the opposition in the province where the assembly is dissolved, the matter will go to the parliamentary committee, which will include six members of the government and the opposition.
He said, “If a decision could not be made even here, then the decision of the caretaker chief minister will be decided by the Election Commission of Pakistan.” In the caretaker set-up, the ministers will be chosen by the caretaker chief minister of his own free will. ”
Many legal experts in Pakistan believe that in view of the country’s economic and political situation, the country cannot afford to hold repeated elections. Therefore, this matter can go to the court chambers to consolidate all the elections. The government can refer to the Judiciary under the guise of an economic emergency or a decision of the Council of Common Interests holding elections after the census.
Mian Saif-ul-Rehman, a senior analyst associated with an English newspaper, while talking to Deutsche Welle, said that Pakistan’s politics is currently under pressure and reaction. According to him, the pressure on the federal government must have increased due to the dissolution of the provincial governments of Punjab and KP, but in his opinion, there is also a feeling in the powerful circles that after the Geneva Conference and the aid received from friendly countries, the country will not Efforts should be made to keep him on his feet without compromising stability and not break this continuity.
Mian Saif-ul-Rahman believes that there is a possibility that the technocrat-based watchdog setup will be prolonged as a result of a court decision. According to some, this is perhaps the only way to find a “safe” route to elections in the current state of the country.
In response to another question, Mian Saif said that the matters may have been settled at some place to manage the matters and the details of the settled matters are being brought out slowly.
On the other hand, Pakistan Muslim League-Nun has started consultation with PDM parties on judicial options against dissolution of assemblies. In view of the fear of an unexpected election atmosphere, the news of the return of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz to the PML-N is gaining momentum.
In response to this question, who has to pay what political price in this game of dissolution of the assemblies, senior analyst Javed Farooqi told DW that in this whole game of dissolution of the assemblies, the PML-N has suffered a lot. has happened According to him, the PML-N had started making loud claims by making the dissolution of the assemblies a challenge, but the failure of the PML-N has disappointed its voters and also damaged its image in the public. “The PML-N got rid of its opposition government, but the people are interpreting the process of taking the vote of confidence of Parvez Elahi as a failure of the PML-N.” On the other hand, Imran Khan is losing his provincial governments, but the impression of his success is spreading among the people.
According to Javed Farooqui, the recent events have also obscured the impression that the PML-N has the full support of the establishment. According to him, the members of the Assembly from Mandi Bahauddin, Bahawalpur and Chakwal to vote for Parvez Elahi in the Assembly without any hindrance to Lahore. No one even asked them on the way to the toll plaza and the motorway. “It seemed that someone wanted Parvez Elahi’s success. ”
It is also worth mentioning that instability has increased due to the initiation of the process of dissolution of the assembly in Punjab. Yesterday, after the summary of the dissolution of the assembly was sent to the governor of Punjab by Chief Minister Punjab Pervez Elahi, the share prices in Pakistan Stock Exchange are seeing a decline.