Pakistan: National Assembly dissolved as PM Khan calls for new elections
12 April 2022 | 11:09 am
Pakistan's lower legislative chamber has been dissolved after a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Imran Khan was blocked. The country will hold fresh elections in 90 days unless the Supreme Court rules otherwise.
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