Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan elected new PM of AJK while securing 33 votes
MUZAFFARABAD ( Web News )
The session of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly in which the Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir was to be selected was underway where Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan was elected Prime Minister of the house by recieving 33 votes, even though the session got delayed on Monday.
Three parties of the joint opposition had announced to boycott the session scheduled to be elect the new PM.
The opposition leader Chaudhry Latif Akbar has stated that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) wants to start disputes in the Azad Kashmir Assembly as they have already done in the Punjab Assembly. The PTI members and the police officials started fighting while they were entering the Assembly.
As per details, the total number of members of the Assembly are 53 and to be elected as Prime Minister of the Assembly, support of 27 members is required.
It merits mention here that, the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly earlier on Monday was scheduled to elect the new prime minister of the region for rest of the constitutional period.
The office had fallen vacant because of resignation by the Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan Niazi from the office to escape from the no-trust motion, submitted by 25 of the legislators including some of his cabinet colleagues in the assembly on April 12.
In quick compliance upon the April 16 orders of the Supreme Court of AJK, the President of AJK Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry had summoned Legislative Assembly session on Monday at 10.30 am to elect the new prime minister.
The house would have exercised the process of election to the new leader of the house / the new Prime Minister of AJK following the resignation from the office by Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi on April 14.