Consequent upon the advice of the Chief Minister, Punjab to the Governor of the Punjab under clause (1) of Article 112 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab stands dissolved on 14 January 2023 at 2210 hours at the expiration of forty-eight hours after the Chief Minister has so advised.
Mr Khalil Tahir Sandhu son of Mr Bashir Masih was born on May 23, 1967 at Toba Tek Singh. He graduated in Law in 1994 from Punjab University Law College, Lahore and a diploma holder in International Law and UN Systems from Geneva, Switzerland. A human rights activist and a practicing lawyer, who was first elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in 2008 and functioned as Parliamentary Secretary for Human Rights & Minorities Affairs and Law & Parliamentary Affairs. He was again elected as Member Punjab Assembly in 2013 and functioned as Minister for Human Rights & Minorities Affairs (also held additional charge on Health during 2013. He has returned to this Assembly for the third consecutive term in 2018 against one of the eight seats reserved for non-Muslims and is functioning as Chairman, Standing Committee on Human Rights & Minorities Affairs. He has commissioned a paper providing comparison between Police Rules in Pakistan with those prevalent in other countries. He visited UK in 2012 to address the House of Lords. He has also frequently travelled to Switzerland (Geneva), USA, Germany, Canada, Nepal, etc. to attend international conferences and seminars especially on human rights issues.