The secretariat of Egypt's parliament on Thursday received an official notification from Egypt's ruling military council to immediately dissolve the assembly in line with Thursday's High Constitutional Court (HCC) verdict, Ahram Online reported.
According to a source who asked to remain anonymous, parliament's secretary-general, Sami Mahran, received the notification, which also prohibits everyone except workers and parliamentary reporters from entering the parliament building.
On Thursday, parliament's secretariat had distributed the work agenda for the week to MPs as Parliament was set to hold a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the ramifications of the HCC decision.
On Thursday, the HCC declared Egypt's Parliamentary Elections Law - which regulated last year's legislative polls - to be unconstitutional. The verdict means that both the People's Assembly and the consultative Shura Council (the lower and upper houses of Egypt's parliament) will be dissolved in advance of fresh elections.
The HCC on Thursday also cleared former Mubarak-era prime minister Ahmed Shafiq to stand in the Egyptian presidential elections runoffs set to start on Saturday after the court declared a political Disenfranchisement law that could have disqualified him from the race unconstitutional.