Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, has disclosed that he dissolved the provincial assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) after former army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa advised him to do so. Khan made these revelations during an interview with a private news channel on Sunday. He also claimed that Gen Bajwa had no ideology and that the former COAS told him lies. Khan also revealed that a leader from the Middle East had told him a year ago that Bajwa was not with him any longer.
In addition, Khan demanded that caretaker governments in Punjab and KP be abolished, and a new “neutral” interim setup is instated. He suggested that elections could be held in July if Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif dissolves the National Assembly. However, the government has insisted on conducting elections together in October, citing security concerns and a lack of funds for carrying out the task. The Supreme Court has fixed May 14 as the date for the election to the Punjab Assembly.