MLAs take back no-confidence motion against AJK PM

Move comes after PM Nawaz asked PML-N members to stay impartial on the issue.

Web Desk July 26, 2013
AJK PM Chaudhry Abdul Majeed. PHOTO: AFP

MUZAFFARABAD: The no-confidence motion – moved against Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majid – was taken back on Friday, Express News reported.

The move comes after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) members to stay impartial on the issue.

Two members of the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly (MLAs) from the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had submitted the no-trust motion against him on July 22 in a surprise attempt to bring an in-house change in the assembly.

“Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majid [has] failed to deliver [on his promise of] good governance, implement merit and root out corruption in government departments,” alleged the MLAs, Majid Khan and Muhammad Hussain Sargala, in the charge-sheet they submitted to the assembly’s secretary, Chaudhry Basharat.

This was the fourth time a no-confidence motion was moved against a sitting AJK prime minister. Three earlier motions were successfully passed and the premiers were sent home packing.