PTI empowers chairman to dissolve K-P Assembly

There had been a hue and cry in the K-P Assembly after PTI chief Imran Khan’s statement on Tuesday.

Our Correspondent June 26, 2014


The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has empowered its chairman to direct the chief minister to dissolve the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly if the federal government did not verify votes in four constituencies of the National Assembly where the party claims electoral fraud took place in the 2013 general elections. The decision was unanimously passed on Wednesday evening.

There had been a hue and cry in the K-P Assembly after PTI chief Imran Khan’s statement on Tuesday in which he said the assembly would be dissolved if the government did not meet the party’s demands.

A PTI leader, who was present at the meeting, said the question of dissolution was discussed in detail on Wednesday. He added that the committee has fully empowered the party chairman to issue directives to the chief executive of the province as head of the party and therefore there is no second opinion on the matter.

The core committee meeting was chaired by Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence. “We are demanding recount in four constituencies. We’ve submitted documentary evidence of massive rigging and are not going to accept anything less than recounting of votes,” the PTI official told The Express Tribune.

The PTI has been building pressure on the government to verify votes in constituencies, particularly four National Assembly constituencies, where the party believes its mandate was stolen.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written a letter to National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq asking him to form a parliamentary committee comprising members from both houses of parliament and from every political party for electoral reforms.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2014.


Muhammad Abdullah Shahid | 7 years ago | Reply

@Adnan Siddiqi: why aren't Punjab and Sindh allowing IDPs iin the province? Why wasn't the KPK Government informed about the operation and the chief minister found out through television? Anxiously waiting for you to enlighten me.

izaman | 7 years ago | Reply @Adnan Siddiqi: Hi Adnan, I can't believe can see the stuff right in front of you but you chose to ignore it, you are hell-bent to defame the one party who is doing something rational. please explain why would you let a family of landlords (ironically call the Shareef bros) rule your state. Please explain their achievements in last 6 govts in punjab only...and such a shameful thing that almost any sane person can prove that they rig the elections still you choose to look the other way and keep supporting them,,why may be because your father or uncle supports them (we need to change this thought)??? or you're a Adnan Sharif rather than Adnan siddiqi. No personal attack intended just a war of ideas. Open your eyes pls
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