KP Assembly passes resolution against ECP decision

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Saturday passed a resolution against the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)’s decision, disqualifying Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan amid opposition uproar.

The resolution was moved by Minister for Higher Education Kamran Khan Bangash with Deputy Speaker Mahmood Khan in the chair in a hurriedly called session, which was earlier adjourned till October 24.

Minister for Finance Taimur Salim Jhagra, Minister for Housing Amjad Ali and Minister for Environment Ishtiaq Urmar spoke in favour of the resolution while the joint opposition staged a protest against the speaker for not allowing them to speak.

Later, the chair adjourned the assembly proceedings due to a lack of quorum pointed out by PTI lawmaker.

Parliamentary leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Sardar Muhammad Yousaf and Sardar Hussain Babak, while talking to media outside the KP Assembly, condemned the passage of the resolution against the ECP, terming it an illegal and unconstitutional act of the provincial assembly.

The joint opposition also condemned the partial role of Deputy Speaker Mahmood Jan, who they said was unable to run the KP Assembly according to rules and law.

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