After PM Imran Khan, Opposition moves no-trust vote against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister
In the KP Assembly, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is the single largest party in the 145-member house with 94 members, while 51 legislators are in opposition.
Islamabad: After the Prime Minister, Imran Khan facing a blow from the Supreme Court asking him to face trust vote in the National Assembly, now the opposition parties in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly have submitted a notice for a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.
This is believed to be an apparent attempt to preempt the dissolution of the provincial assembly. In the KP Assembly, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is the single largest party in the 145-member house with 94 members, while 51 legislators are in opposition. The opposition lawmakers submitted the no-confidence notice to the assembly's secretary Kifayatullah Afridi at his office. Since the provincial assembly is already in session the speaker has adjourned the sitting to May 10. The ongoing session has been summoned by the government. The notice was signed by 36 lawmakers of the joint opposition, including 17 of the MMA, 12 of the ANP, six of the PPP and one of Jamaat-i-Islami. The motion submitted to the assembly secretariat states: “We beg to move that leave may be granted under sub-rule (1) of rule 18D of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Procedure and Conduct of Business Rules to move a resolution of no-confidence against the Chief Minister under Article 136 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan”. The proposed resolution submitted by the opposition members read: “Whereas Mahmood Khan has ceased to command the confidence of the majority of the members of this assembly as the chief minister, it is hereby resolved that Mahmoood Khan shall cease to hold the said office.” Those who submitted the notice include Sardar Hussain Babak, Khushdil Khan and Shagufta Malik of the Awami National Party (ANP), Pakistan Peoples Party MPA Nighat Orakzai, Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) MPA Mian Nisar Gul and Baluchistan Awami Party's Bilawal Afridi