KP CM Mahmood Khan says will dissolve assembly today

By: News Desk
Published: 03:47 PM, 14 Jan, 2023
KP CM Mahmood Khan says will dissolve assembly today
Caption: KP CM Mahmood Khan. File photo
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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that today the KP Assembly will be dissolved, reported 24NewsHD TV Channel on Saturday.

The KP chief minister said that next time, his party would come to the assembly with two-thirds majority. 

He was addressing a ceremony at Peshawar Press Club.

“This is my last address as the KP chief minister,” Mahmood Khan said adding that after that we have to go the elections. God willing, we will return to power with more might, he was hopeful. 

PTI Chairman Imran Khan has announced earlier that the KP Assembly would be dissolved as soon as the Punjab Assembly gets dissolved. 

Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi sent a summary to Governor Balighur Rehman advising him to dissolve the Punjab Assembly on Thursday night. 

The Punjab governor is yet to sign the summary. But the assembly is automatically dissolved in the evening today (after an expiry of 48 hours) in case the governor refused to sign it.

The PTI is building pressure on the PDM government in the Centre to announce general elections in the country as it will be difficult for the Election Commission to hold by-elections in two provinces within 90 days and also conduct the local government elections being held periodically these days in different provinces. 

The KP chief minister condemned the terrorist attack on the Peshawar police station last night. He however, regretted Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah’s statement about the KP government and its police. 

CM Mahmood Khan also condemned federal government’s decision regarding use of funds earmarked for erstwhile FATA areas. 

The federal government has taken over control of the Rs50 billion budget meant for the merged districts of erstwhile FATA.

The chief minister said that he would challenge the federal government’s decision in a court of law. He said if the federal government wanted to remove erstwhile FATA areas from KP, then it should do it constitutionally. 

He said that his government wanted to give food and education cards to the people of tribal areas. But he could not give these to the people as it does not have funds. 

On flour smuggling to Afghanistan, Mahmood Khan said that whatever flour goes to the neighbouring country, the World Food Programme people take it. 

He said that the KP’s wheat demand is 50 million matric ton and the province has increased the quota of flour mills. 

 Imran will join list of dictators after dissolving assemblies: Sherry 

Climate Change Minister and PPP leader Sherry Rehman has slammed PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s decision to dissolve two provincial assemblies of KP and Punjab saying that the latter would join the list of dictators who had broken the assemblies in the past. 

In a series of tweets posted today, Ms Rehman wrote: Imran Khan will join the list of dictators who broke the assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the past. He is using the people's vote and parliamentary majority for their personal gain. Premature dissolution of popularly elected assemblies is proof of his dictatorial mindset. 

“He wants to take advantage by creating a situation of political and economic instability and uncertainty in the country. The strategy of creating a crisis may benefit Imran Khan, but the country cannot afford it. We have hardly saved the country from the ruin and default of the former incompetent government. 

“Imran Khan's objective is to come to power in any case. Even if Imran Khan fulfills his desire to dissolve his assemblies, he will still not come to power. People have not forgotten his worst four years. A party standing on the stubbornness and ego of an individual cannot represent the people.”