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Pakistan’s president approves dissolution of National Assembly

Baku, April 3, AZERTAC

Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi has approved the dissolution of the country’s National Assembly, the presidency confirmed on Sunday.

State Minister for Information Farrukh Habib said on Twitter that according to the country’s constitution, new elections will be held within 90 days of the dissolution of the assembly.

Earlier, in an unexpected move, Prime Minister Imran Khan said he has sent advice to the president to dissolve the country’s parliament, and call fresh elections.

The move came minutes after the deputy speaker of the parliament "rejected" a no-trust motion against the prime minister, terming it "unconstitutional".

The combined opposition, led by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), had submitted the no-confidence motion against Khan on March 8, contending that the prime minister has lost the trust of the majority of lawmakers.

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