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AJK premier resigns before facing no-trust motion

Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan Niazi has put forth his resignation as he faces a no-confidence motion which will be tabled in the AJK Legislative Assembly on Friday.

The office of the AJK premier issued a hand written resignation, which was sent to the president of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday evening.

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Earlier in the day, Niazi sacked four ministers and an adviser who had brought forth the no-confidence motion against him.

According to a notification, the sacked ministers were involved in ‘misconduct, corruption and suspicious activities’.

According to media reports, Sardar Niazi had a meeting with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in Islamabad on Wednesday and offered to tender his resignation.

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The meeting came after 25 members of the PTI filed a no-trust motion against the AJK premier on Tuesday under Article 18 of AJK’s interim constitution.

Niazi was elected as a member of the AJK Legislative Assembly in July 2021 from Poonch district.

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