Imran Khan plans to dissolve the provincial assemblies in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to push for early elections.
Why it matters
The threat of dissolving the provincial assemblies and forcing early elections in Pakistan is significant as it could deepen political instability in the country, which is already facing economic challenges.
What the papers say
Gulf News says that Imran Khan's move will deepen political instability in Pakistan, while BBC News highlights the high-stakes nature of his attempt to force early elections. Gulf News also mentions that the dissolution of the provincial assemblies could create a constitutional crisis in the country.
How we got here
Imran Khan has been campaigning for snap polls since being ousted as prime minister in April. He has been demanding early elections and has held rallies to pressure the coalition government to call for them.
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Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212.2 million. It is the 33rd-largest country by area, spanning 881,913 square kilometres.
Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi HI PP is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Pakistan and the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.