Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan

Pakistan’s former minister for information and broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on April 3 said the Pakistan federal cabinet has been dissolved, but prime minister Imran Khan will continue his duties as PM under Article 224 of the Constitution, Dunya News reported.

Hussain however did not give any further details.

Earlier on April 3, national assembly deputy speaker Qasim Suri dismissed the much-anticipated no-confidence motion against the prime minister saying it was in contradiction of Article 5 of the Constitution.

In a televised address just minutes after the dismissal, Imran Khan announced that he had advised the president Alvi to dissolve all assemblies, paving the way for snap elections.

The president, heeding to the proposal, dissolved the national assembly and according to sources, elections will be held within a period of 90 days.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan supreme court took suo motu notice of dissolution of the national assembly by the Pakistan president, media reports said.

The apex court has formed a special bench to look into the matter. The special bench will review the matter.

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