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LHC admits petition seeking dissolution of assemblies

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday admitted a petition for hearing seeking dissolution of the National and the provincial assemblies.


The petition was filed by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Punjab president Abdul Qayyum Khan who has sought dissolution of assemblies on the grounds that ‘members are no more Sadiq and Amin as they do not meet the criteria of Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution’.


Abdul Qayyum Khan in his petition accuses legislators of receiving commission from the people of their locality for development projects in the area. He stated that Member of the National Assemblies (MNAs) and Member of the Provincial Assemblies (MPAs) have no legal basis to retain their slots since last year's elections were ‘rigged’.


Admitting the petition for hearing, the LHC has sought replies from the federal and the provincial governments.

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