PTI members not keen on resigning from K-P assembly

K-P information minister says they will continue collecting taxes, warns government from disconnecting power.


Web Desk/kamran Khan/umer Farooq August 18, 2014

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) legislatures in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assembly are not keen on resigning from the provincial assembly, party insiders told The Express Tribune on Monday.

PTI provincial assembly members were in a defiant mood, insiders said while requesting anonymity. They added that “the chief minister and the speaker K-P assembly expressed their serious concerns on the decision during a meeting held in the federal capital.”

“Yes, the two, CM K-P and speaker K-P assembly resisted the idea of tendering  resignations from the provincial assembly, instead they were of the view that they will form another government by taking 14 disgruntled members of PTI onboard,” insiders said.

Meanwhile, K-P Minister for Information and Higher Education Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani warned that his government could suspend the distribution of electricity to other parts of country from Tarbela Dam if the federal government tried to disconnect a single power connection to K-P.

Earlier Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif said that the government would disconnect power connections to those who refuse to pay their dues.

Talking to media persons on phone, Ghani said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) government in K-P would keep collecting taxes even though Imran Khan had announced the launch of a civil disobedience campaign.

Claiming that the K-P government was not the product of rigging and have a genuine mandate, the minister said that it would continue serving and collecting taxes.

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COMMENTS (25)

tariq | 6 years ago | Reply @Azmat: Every party has recognized PTI's mandate for the sake of democracy.But PTI does not recognize mandate of others.It is not possible that rigging happens in 3 provinces and 1 remains rigging free.PTI mandate is challengeable it's another matter that no one is questioning this.
Azmat | 6 years ago | Reply

@Omre: If the KPK mandate is illegal or fake, why is everyone silent. Why dont they go to tribunal, and courts. Why dont they ask ECP to open the ballot boxes for verification? IK and PTI has always manitained that if anyone thinks that their mandate i fake, the yare ready for vote verification. IK has gone in to protest after exhausting all those options.so questioning their mandate is not fair

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