KP CM says getting rid of current government has become necessary.
He says the summary will be sent tonight in the “interest of the country”.
Shahram Khan says that no one objected to the dissolution of the assembly.
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan said on Tuesday that he will sign the summary to dissolve the provincial assembly by tonight.
The Prime Minister was instructed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to send the summary of the dissolution of the assembly to KP Governor Haji Ghulam Ali.
Speaking at the 86th meeting of the provincial cabinet, Mr Mahmood said he would send the summary for the dissolution of the assembly today.
“The last four years have been very enjoyable and I thank all the members, the government and the opposition and the bureaucracy,” the CP leader said.
Mahmoud said his party would form the government by winning a two-thirds majority in the general election.
He blamed the current government for instability in the country, saying getting rid of the “corrupt group” has become necessary.
KP Primary and Secondary Education Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai, speaking at a press conference after the meeting, said no one objected to the dissolution of the assembly.
Dissolution of CP Assembly to lead to general elections
Reacting to the news of the dissolution of the assembly, PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry said that the dissolution of the KP Assembly will pave the way for general elections.
“The federal government will be sent packing in the next two weeks,” the PTI leader said, adding that the real issue is the political crisis and not the economy.
خیبر پختونخواہ اسمبلی کی تحلیل پاکستان میں قومی انٹخابات کا راستہ ہموار کرنے کی طرف اہم قدم ہو گا، انشاللہ اگلے دو ہفتوں میں وفاقی حکومت کو گھر بھیجنے میں کامیاب ہو جائیں گے اور ملک میں انتخابات کا ڈنکا بجے گا، اصل معاملہ سیاسی استحکام کا ہے معاشی استحکام اتنا بھی مشکل نہیں pic.twitter.com/5tV3TWDAPd— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) January 17, 2023
“KP CM asked to file no-confidence motion against him”
On the other hand, Leader of Opposition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Akram Khan Durrani alleged that CM Mahmood, through his close aide, asked him to move a no-confidence motion against him in a bid to stop the dissolution of the assembly.
Durrani said that three of the ministers have spoken to his aide about this matter. People are praying for the end of the tenure of this government as there is inflation and corruption, he added.
Last week, Punjab CM Parvez Elahi had sent the summary to the governor, Baligh Ur Rehman, on the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly last week. However, Rehman refused to sign it and the legislature was automatically dissolved.
The PTI chairman had announced the dissolution of the assemblies — Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab — in November last year. However, the plans were delayed due to consultations with the allies and countermeasures adopted by the ruling allies at the centre.
The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had repeatedly called on the PTI to dissolve the assemblies since its announcement and it seems that it is also gearing up for elections now.
But as there were obstacles or reservations in Punjab, the majority of PTI legislators in KP are also not in favor of disbanding the provincial assembly and losing their stable government, according to The News.
“I don’t know who has advised the party President Imran Khan but it is not a wise decision. It is neither in the party’s interest nor in the province’s interest,” a minister, who wished to remain anonymous, told The News.
“PTI has a stable government in KP and should have been allowed to continue till the general elections in the country,” the ruling party minister told the publication.