Mahmood Khan, Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), has signed and sent the summary to the governor for dissolution of the KP Assembly.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) dissolved the KP Assembly after first dissolving the Punjab Assembly to make space for the organisation of general elections.
Mahmood Khan, the chief minister of KP, sent the summary to the governor in order to dissolve the assembly. Regardless of the governor’s opinion, the provincial assembly should be dissolved within 48 hours.
He stated that the decision to dissolve the assembly was made in the national interest. He said the PTI will win a two-thirds majority in the next elections and form a government.
Barrister Saif, the chief minister of KP’s special advisor on information, stated that he had sent the summary on to the governor.
He claimed the present administration is not willing to adhere to the law and constitution. According to him, the KP governor has already informed them that he plans to do like the Punjab governor did.
As stated by Barrister Saif, it is a constitutional mandate to hold new elections within 90 days, and any unlawful actions can be contested in court.
He went on to say that the current administration will certainly try to prevent an election by any means necessary.
On Twitter, PTI vice president Fawad Chaudhry said that KP chief minister sent the summary for dissolving the legislature per Imran Khan’s instructions. If the governor does not sign it on Thursday, he continued, the assembly would be dissolved.