Final round of consultation: Arif Alvi to meet Imran Khan regarding dissolution of assemblies

President Arif Alvi will also share details of his meetings with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, say sources

By
Zeeshan Baksh
President Arif Alvi (L) meeting with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan (R) in this undated picture. — Twitter/File
President Arif Alvi (L) meeting with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan (R) in this undated picture. — Twitter/File 

  • Final round of consultations among PTI leaders.
  • Arif Alvi to visit Imran Khan today.
  • Security high alert in Zaman Park area. 


LAHORE: President Arif Alvi will travel to Lahore today to hold consultations with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan regarding the dissolution of assemblies, it has been learnt.

Sources told Geo News that President Alvi is expected to meet the PTI chairman as the deadline to announce the date of dissolution of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies looms near.

Alvi, on his three-day visit to Lahore, will stay at the Punjab Governor House. He is also scheduled to attend a function at Pakistan Navy War Complex in Walton.

The president will also meet Chief Minister Punjab Pervez Elahi at the CM House, the sources said, adding the two leaders will discuss the prevailing political situation and the dissolution of the assembly.

PTI has said that it will give a schedule on December 20 if the government of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif does not share the date for the general election.

The sources said that President Arif Alvi will meet Imran Khan at his Zaman Park residence in the provincial capital where he is recuperating after sustaining injuries in the gun attack.

Arif Alvi, who is holding talks with the PDM government on behalf of the PTI, will share details of his parleys with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

The two leaders have held multiple rounds in Islamabad on issues related to elections, the economy and security. However, the discussions remain inconclusive as the government has rejected to hold talks with strings attached.

The sources believed that the PTI chairman may announce his final decision in this regard.

Former premier Imran Khan last month, in a surprise move, said that the PTI will not remain part of “this corrupt system” and quit all assemblies. The decision, however, has not been received wholeheartedly by the PTI and the senior leadership is advising the PTI chairman to be mindful of the consequences of such a drastic move.