Charsadda district assembly ready for fireworks

No-confidence motion against PTI nazim and JI naib nazim will have implications at provincial level


Mureeb Mohmand August 16, 2017
No-confidence motion against PTI nazim and JI naib nazim will have implications at provincial level. PHOTO: EXPRESS

SHABQADAR: The Charsadda District Assembly Convener Musawar Shah has summoned session from August 17 to 19 on the request of the opposition.

The agenda of the session is to debate no-confidence motion against district nazim and naib nazim.

As the first outcome of ending of Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Inaf (PTI) alliance, the earlier had submitted no confidence motion against PTI district Nazim and JI naib Nazim in district Charsadda.

The motion had been submitted to the assistant director local government office at Charsadda by the QWP district members, Arif Paracha, Amir Rehman and Hidayat Ullah on Friday, August 11.

They stated that the district nazim had lost trust of the district assembly, and he should take vote of confidence. They alleged the PTI District Nazim Fahad Riaz Khan and JI Naib Nazim Musawir Shah of corruption and misuse of authority under LG Act.

They request for summoning the district assembly session on August 15 for this purpose.

Consequently, District Naib Nazim Musawar Shah issue the agenda of the session from August 17 to 19. On the first day, the members will debate on the allegations levelled against Riaz and Musawar.

On the second day, the head and his deputy will reply to the allegation levelled against them.

On the other hand Opposition Leader Qasim Ali Muhammad Zai has termed the session against the laid down rules of running the Local Government (LG).

Muhammad Zai said that the convener has no power to run the house when opposition has presented no confidence motion against him and the session will have to be chaired by the director LG instead.

However, sources said, the Riaz has taken few opposition members into confidence to undermine the no confidence motion against him.

In a 75-member assembly, ANP has 25, PTI 21, QWP 16 and JUI-F nine and JI four.

For a no confidence motion, the required 2/3 number is 50 vote, and ANP QWP and JUIF have the same numbers. But if a member from the tripartite alliance abstains from voting or favours Riaz on the day of no confidence, he and Musawar may be saved.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th, 2017.

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