ISLAMABAD (AP) – Pakistan’s president dissolved Parliament yesterday setting the stage for early elections after the prime minister sidestepped a no-confidence move earlier in the day.
Imran Khan asked President Arif Alvi to dissolve the National Assembly, or law-making lower house of Parliament, accusing his political opposition of working with the United States to overthrow his government.
The political chaos caused a constitutional crisis that was left to the country’s Supreme Court to sort. The court must decide whether Khan defied the constitution when Parliament’s deputy speaker, at the request of the minister of information, threw out the no-confidence resolution.
More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin