According to national media reports, President Alvi signed Prime Minister Sharif’s request to dissolve the National Assembly, whose mandate will expire on August 12, ahead of the general elections scheduled for this year.
Following Alvi’s approval, the National Assembly of Pakistan was officially dissolved.
General elections are expected within the next 90 days.
However, there is no clear date yet for the general elections.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said in a statement yesterday in the capital Islamabad that, according to the new census, the Election Commission may postpone the general elections to February or March 2024 if the electoral districts are reorganized.
Interim government prime minister not yet clear
Prime Minister Sharif and main opposition leader Raja Riaz are expected to meet tomorrow to determine who will be the interim government prime minister, which will rule the country until the general elections.
Prime Minister Sharif will remain in office until the interim government prime minister is determined.
The last general elections were held on 25 July 2018.
The last general elections in Pakistan were held on 25 July 2018 and the government of Imran Khan took office.
In the no-confidence vote held in the Pakistani Parliament on April 10, 2022, the government of Imran Khan fell with 174 “no” votes.
Shahbaz Sharif, brother of Nawaz Sharif, who served as prime minister for three terms in the country, was elected Prime Minister with the support of the absolute majority with 174 votes in the election held in the Parliament on April 11, 2022.