Asfandyar Wali demands K-P government's resignation

Published: June 3, 2015
Caretaker government must be formed to ensure free and fair elections, says Khan. PHOTO: STOCK IMAGE

Caretaker government must be formed to ensure free and fair elections, says Khan. PHOTO: STOCK IMAGE

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan demanded on Wednesday the dissolution of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government over the failure of holding free and fair local body elections in the province.

Speaking at a press conference, the ANP Chief demanded the resignation of K-P Chief Minister Pervez Khattak.

“Re-elections should be held to ensure free and fair polls, and a caretaker government should be formed,” Wali said.

Read: Imran offers re-polling under army’s supervision

The ANP chief said as long as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is in rule, free and fair elections will not be possible.

Khan criticized Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, saying he “has double standards.”

“In Punjab, he blames Najam Sethi, while for the rigging in K-P local government elections instead of holding the provincial government responsible, he blamed the ECP.”

Read: PTI not involved in rigging, ready for re-elections: Imran Khan

Falling back on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act 2013, ANP chief stressed upon the need for a new local government act.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • intellectual.pseudo
    Jun 3, 2015 - 4:26PM

    Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and his lineage of traitors in Pakistan. Indian defectors.

    ANP and MQM and BLA different faces, 1 cause that will never come true.Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Jun 3, 2015 - 4:38PM

    Justice will only be served when Pervaiz Khattak is stripped off CMship and sent to jail for this gross negligence, rigging and killing of innocent people throughout the province of KPK. How can re-election of LB polls take place in KPK under Perviaz Khattak’s watch? Do the people of KPK want their mandate to be pillaged again by an incompetent government led by a CM who has blood and dereliction of duty written all over him? The only way Niazi’s offer of re-election will carry some sort of semblance when the whole government of KPK is given its marching order and all those MPAs and MNAs of PTI involved in rigging and incitement to violence are thrown out of the party and sent to jail.

    These are just about the same set of demands that Niazi has made from Nawaz Sharif, Rana Sanaullah and Shahbaz Sharif. Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jun 3, 2015 - 4:42PM

    Two third of KP did not vote for Imran but we still want his government in KP to keep him busy there. Otherwise he will travel everywhere and drive us all nuts.Recommend

  • Bookworm
    Jun 3, 2015 - 4:50PM

    This senile man is bewildered at PTI’s victory in the LB elections! The insecurity is so evident in his statement. Him and his political friends need the smallest excuse to attack PTI and IK. Khud tou koi dhang ka kaam kiya nahi KP mein. What a sore loser!Recommend

  • Lord
    Jun 3, 2015 - 5:14PM

    Did you had LB election at your time ???. This election is a success. Rigging allegation will surface again n again until biometric system is introduced.Recommend

  • YP Mississauga
    Jun 3, 2015 - 5:54PM

    He must be joking!Recommend

  • raider
    Jun 3, 2015 - 6:00PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    plmn got 33% votes again two third did not vote for that, what is the legitimacy of govt even if we don’t minus rigging from it.Recommend

  • raider
    Jun 3, 2015 - 6:06PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    shahbaz shrif is about to complete 10 years in Punjab as cm, ever highest number of years among all rulers of Punjab for last 1k years, with zero performance rather record of corruption and mismanagement made and alleged for killing of innocent peoples, in any democratic country he would have been sacked at east 5 years ago for his lies and inefficacy Recommend

  • Chaudhry Sarwar
    Jun 3, 2015 - 6:08PM

    Are you sure? I thought PML-N got around 50% of the seats in the last general elections. Kindly correct me.Recommend

  • bilal
    Jun 3, 2015 - 6:11PM

    All thugs united against PTI.
    PTI must be doing something right.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jun 4, 2015 - 12:52AM

    This guy is an ulcer for Pakhtoons like Zardari for Sindh and Sharifs for Punjab. Recommend

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