President dissolves NA, govt tenure ends

President dissolved assembly on advice of prime minister a few days before expiry of its term.

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi approved a summary for dissolving the National Assembly (NA) at midnight on Wednesday at outgoing Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s advice, marking an end to the current government’s tenure.

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

On Wednesday night, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had sent a summary to President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday night for the dissolution of National Assembly (NA).

The president dissolved the National Assembly (NA) on the advice of the prime minister under Article 58 of the Constitution.

With the dissolution of the lower house of parliament, the current government’s tenure ended prematurely.

The prime minister, while addressing the National Assembly’s session earlier in the day, had announced that he would write to President Dr Arif Alvi tonight to dissolve the National Assembly (NA), which would bring the government’s term to a premature end.

The government had announced that assemblies would be dissolved on August 9, three days ahead of its mandated period, following which elections are to be held within 90 days.

National Assembly’s full tenure was to end on August 12 and if it completes its stipulated time then elections will be held within 60 days.

However, the Constitution states that the polls must be held within 90 days if the assembly is dissolved before the completion of its tenure.

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