The KP Assembly was dissolved on Wednesday after Governor Haji Ghulam Ali signed and approved Chief Minister Mahmood Khan’s summary for the dissolution of the provincial assembly. KP assembly members expressed solidarity.
Days after the Punjab Assembly was dissolved, action was taken. Imran Khan, the chairman of the PTI, has threatened to resign from his positions in both houses in order to disassociate himself from the “current corrupt political system.”
The KP Assembly and provincial cabinet were immediately dissolved
The governor sent a notification to chief minister Mahmood and opposition leader Akram Khan Durrani. The KP Assembly and provincial cabinet were immediately dissolved in accordance with Clause 1 of Article 112 of the Constitution.
According to the law, the governor must dissolve the provincial legislature upon the chief minister’s recommendation. The KP Assembly will be dissolved 48 hours following the chief minister’s recommendation if the governor doesn’t move sooner.
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Before the governor appoints the caretaker CM, Mahmood and Durrani will reportedly be consulted. The governor asked them to turn in their list of potential hires by January 21.
CM Mahmood would continue to hold that position
Until the caretaker CM is chosen, Mahmood would continue to hold that position and direct the KP provincial assembly’s daily activities.
Later in the day, when speaking with media in Peshawar, Ali expressed his hope that Mahmood and Durrani would not “spend any time” and reach a decision on the caretaker CM’s name quickly and amicably so that the “nation may address its political and economic crises.”
He claimed that because the eight to nine months had already been “wasted,” he himself moved quickly.
He said, “Why are attempts being made to stir up a muck? Let Punjab and KP’s citizens make the decision.
Mahmood had officially advised the governor to dissolve the provincial legislature on Tuesday night. In accordance with Article 112(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister’s advice stated, “I, Mahmood Khan, do hereby convey my suggestion for the KP Assembly’s dissolution on January 17, 2023, at 17:00.
He had later stated in a video message that the PTI would return with a “two-thirds majority not just in KP but in the entirety of Pakistan and build a government on the basis of our performance.”
The Punjab Assembly (PA) was dissolved over the weekend as Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman withdrew from the proceedings, claiming he was unable to participate.
A report would be given to Governor Ali on January 17 and CM Mahmood promised to dissolve the provincial parliament for KP once the PA was disbanded (today).
The CM had previously tweeted that “a summary for dissolving the KP assembly will be delivered to the governor on Tuesday” per the instructions [provided] by leader Imran Khan.
Before the announcement, Imran had a virtual meeting at the CM House with the KP government and Shah Farman, a former KP governor.
The PML-N leader, Nawaz Sharif, participated in a crucial party meeting via video link from London and pledged that the federal coalition would not be “blackmailed” by the PTI leader’s demand to call early elections in the country on January 15. The general elections (Oct. – Nov. 2023) will take place on schedule.