Petition on PA dissolution referred to full bench.

LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday referred a petition on likely dissolution of the Punjab Assembly to a full bench already hearing a similar matter.

Justice Shahid Karim observed that a full bench had already taken cognizance of the issue related to dissolution of the provincial assembly on a petition of Chief Minister Parvez Elahi.

The judge forwarded the petition to the chief justice with a request to place it before the full bench. The full bench is set to resume its hearing on Jan 11.

Salman Khalid, a lawyer, had filed the petition, saying PTI Chairman Imran Khan had announced the dissolution of the provincial assembly. He argued that a chief minister could not dissolve an assembly when the majority of its members were against the dissolution. He claimed...

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