K-P MPAs demand release of Imran, his wife

Provincial assembly’s resolution also seeks judicial inquiry into May 9 violence

Ahtasham Bashir May 11, 2024
Former PTI Chairman Imran Khan with his wife Bushra Bibi: PHOTO: FILE


The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday unanimously passed a resolution seeking the release of incarcerated PTI founding chairman Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi from Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail as well as end to all the cases they were facing.

The resolution was presented in the provincial assembly by its former speaker Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani.
It read that the federal government had lodged “false cases” against the PTI founding chairman and his wife as well as other party activists and that was why the House demanded their immediate release.

The resolution also demanded to hold a judicial inquiry into last year’s May 9 violence and making the CCTV footage of the events of that fateful day public.

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When the resolution was presented in the assembly, none of the opposition lawmakers were present in the House.

The speaker sought the opinion of the lawmakers present in the assembly on the resolution and nobody opposed it.

The resolution was then passed unanimously.

The K-P Assembly session was convened without Governor Faisal Karim Kundi signing the summary for it.

K-P Law Minister Aftab Alam said that the provincial government waited for three days for the governor to sign the summary but when he did not, it adopted its own constitutional path and 38 members of the House submitted a requisition for the session.

This has set off a conflict between the provincial government and the governor that is expected to grow worse in the coming days.


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