The government has agreed to announce the dates of dissolution of national and provincial assemblies and date for general elections during next seven to 10 days.

This was stated by Chief of Pakistan Awami Tahreek‚ Tahir-ul-Qadri while addressing a news briefing along with Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira after holding talks in Lahore on Sunday.

Qadri said that during the talks‚ it was agreed to reaffirm Islamabad Long March Declaration that assemblies will be dissolved before March 16 and the elections will be held in 90 days after its dissolution.

He said that it was also reaffirmed that 30 days will be given for the scrutiny of filed nomination papers of candidates in the light of constitutional article 62 and 63. He said no candidate before getting clearance from the election commission regarding his eligibility will start his campaign. He said that in Sunday's talks‚ practical implications and procedures were discussed in this regard.

Tahir-ul-Qadri said that it was also agreed during the meeting to provide legal cover to the Islamabad Long March Declaration before the dissolution of assemblies.

He said that consultation is in progress between the coalition government delegation and Awami Tahreek to form consensus over the formation of interim governments at the Federal and Provincial level.

Qadri said that appointment of Chief Election Commissioner is not the issue as he is impartial person but appointment of its members is unconstitutional which may reappointed according to the constitution.

He said discretionary funds of Prime Minister‚ Ministers‚ and Chief Ministers should be stopped immediately and funds should be allocated for provision of utilizes to people. Subsidy on food items should be given to people and funds diverted to bring to an end the gas and electricity load shedding.

Speaking on the occasion‚ Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira said that assemblies would be dissolved before the completion of tenure and elections would be held in 90 days.

He said that the agreed upon formula would be implemented regarding formation of caretaker government.

The minister said that government cannot act out of constitution regarding election commission and decision of parliamentary Committee cannot be reverted. However‚ he said consultation with Awami Tehrik will continue regarding formation of caretaker government.

Kaira said that discretionary funds cannot be withheld and parliament could not be stopped from legislation till last day. He said that for the first time in the history government gave funds to the opposition parliamentarians and government at federal level has already reduced Prime Minister's discretionary funds but federal government cannot interfere in provinces.

He said that legal coverage will be provided to the Islamabad Long March Declaration and Tahir ul Qadri will be informed by 31st of this month about the next date of holding talks.