CM Mahmood Khan, the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, handed the summary of the provincial legislature’s dissolution to Governor Haji Ghulam Ali on Tuesday.
The action comes days after the Punjab Assembly was dissolved, and PTI Chairman Imran Khan is getting closer to keeping his threat to leave the two legislatures where he now holds office in order to distance himself from the “current corrupt political system.”
CM Mahmood Advices Governor To Dissolve KP Assembly
The chief minister’s advice, a copy of which is available at Dawn.com, stated: “I, Mahmood Khan, chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, do hereby forward my advice for dissolution of KP Assembly on January 17, 2023, at 17:00 hours, in accordance with provisions of Article 112(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”
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CM Mahmood claimed in a video message that throughout their four years in office, his team did everything possible to serve the people in line with Imran’s vision.
CM Mahmood added that his administration had kept its promises to the populace. “We will return with a two-thirds majority, not just in KP but in all of Pakistan, and establish a government on the basis of our performance,” he said.
According to PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry, the KP chief minister forwarded the summary for the dissolution of the provincial legislature to the governor in compliance with the party’s decision and Imran’s instructions.
“The assembly will [automatically] stand dissolved on Thursday,” he added, adding that the action would pave the path for general elections in the nation if the governor didn’t dissolve it within 48 hours.
Shahram Khan Tarakai, the provincial minister for elementary and secondary education, declared that the KP Assembly would be dissolved by tonight.
“This will be when we will all stand tall and more self-assured with Imran Khan. We are citizens, and the people have chosen Imran Khan PTI, Chairman” he declared.
A spokeswoman for the KP administration, Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif, had earlier told Dawn.com that the summary for the assembly’s dissolution would be delivered to the governor before midnight.
Assembly dissolution in Punjab and KP
The Punjab Assembly (PA) was dissolved over the weekend as Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman withdrew from the proceedings, claiming he was unable to participate.
After the PA was dissolved, CM Mahmood also pledged to dissolve the provincial parliament for KP, saying a report will be delivered to Governor Ali on January 17. (today).
The CM Mahmood had previously tweeted, “According to the directions [given] from leader Imran Khan, a summary for dissolving the KP assembly will be sent to the governor on Tuesday.”
Imran, the KP cabinet, and former KP governor Shah Farman had met online at the CM House before the announcement.
Congratulation To the Provincial Administration
CM Mahmood congratulated the provincial administration in addition to the government and opposition MPAs during his speech to the 86th cabinet meeting today. The previous four years had gone by peacefully.
He continued, “I thank the people of KP for putting their trust in me. “We will form a government with a two-thirds majority in the entire country in the 2019 general elections.”
The removal of the corrupt gang was unavoidable, according to the chief minister, because of the instability brought about by foreign authorities.
Nawaz Sharif, the head of the PML-N, promised that the federal coalition would not be “blackmailed” by the PTI leader’s demand to hold immediate elections in the nation on January 15 while participating in an important party meeting via video link from London.
According to a party official who spoke to Dawn, Nawaz was unequivocal regarding Imran’s demand that the nation holds quick elections. “Nawaz had stated that no matter what, we will not submit to Khan’s demand for blackmail. The general elections (Oct. – Nov. 2023) will take place on schedule.
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