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Pakistan’s parliament dissolved, what next?


 |  Islamabad

Pakistan's President Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly on Wednesday (August 9), on the recommendation of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

The President has dissolved the Parliament according to Article 58 (1) of the Constitution of Pakistan.

With the dissolution of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister's Cabinet has also been dissolved, but Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will remain in office until an acting Prime Minister is appointed.

According to the provision, the acting prime minister will be elected within three days of the dissolution of parliament.

Raja Riaz, leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, will meet Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday to select a name.

They have said that they will try to forge deal on the name of acting prime minister. The term of the Pakistani parliament was due to expire on August 12, but it was dissolved three days earlier.

The caretaker government in Pakistan will have to hold elections within 90 days. (with inputs from BBC)


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