Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s politics of agitation has failed, journalist Amber Shamsi said on Saturday.
Shamsi made the comments while speaking in flagship Naya Daur TV show Khabar Say Aagay. This, she said, explained why Khan had announced abandoning both: the national and provincial assemblies earlier the same day. Shamsi said he had deliberately kept the pertinent announcement deliberately vague. Shamsi said while the party was still demanding the conduct of snap general elections, they were desisting from attacking the establishment since they knew well that they will have to ultimately deal with them.
Analyst Muzamal Suharwardy said if a no-confidence motion is moved in the Punjab Assembly the PTI will not be able to dissolve the provincial legislature. This, he said, cannot be done even if the governor orders likewise. Citing how Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi had stalled the registration of an FIR on the Wazirabad attempt at Khan’s life, he questioned how the same individual could be expected to dissolve the provincial legislature at the PTI supremo’s behest.
Naya Daur executive editor Murtaza Solangi said a caretaker setup will be enshrined in accordance with the Constitution if Khan had the provincial legislature dissolved.
Flagship Naya Daur TV show Khabar Say Aagay streams Monday to Saturday at 9pm.