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Gandapur says won’t allow oath-taking on reserved seats


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa CM Ali Amin Gandapur speaks to the media outdoors KP Meeting in Peshawar on April 2, 2024. — Screengrab/YouTube/Hum Information Stay
  • KP chief minister laments “repeated” constitutional violations.
  • He reaffirms resolve to not again down from constitutional rights.
  •  “We’ll battle this and won’t again down,” the chief minister says.

PESHAWAR: After the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) postponed the Senate polls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur reiterated that they will not enable lawmakers elected on reserved seats to take an oath.

“Those that grew to become [assembly] members illegally is not going to be allowed to take oath […] We is not going to compromise on our constitutional proper,” Gandapur mentioned whereas chatting with the media outdoors the KP Meeting in Peshawar on Tuesday.

His remarks come after Senate elections had been postponed within the province by the ECP after it was moved by the opposition events within the wake of their ongoing stand-off with the federal government over the oath-taking difficulty.

Pakistan Peoples Celebration’s (PPP) Ahmad Karim Kundi, in a plea filed with the fee, had mentioned that 25 of his social gathering’s members haven’t but been sworn in and requested that the polls be postponed.

In response to the postponement of polls, the chief minister, whereas lamenting the allocation of reserved seats to different political events, mentioned that the Structure was “repeatedly being violated”.

“We’ll battle this and won’t again down,” Gandapur mentioned, additional stressing that the social gathering would “strongly protest” towards the transfer.

He additional introduced {that a} decision can be handed relating to the long run plan of action within the parliamentary social gathering’s assembly.

In the meantime, reacting to the event, KP Meeting Opposition chief Ibadullah Khan fired a broadside on the KP chief minister saying that “these individuals neither obey the courts nor the ECP […] however solely obey ‘prisoner 804’ (a reference to the incarcerated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf founder Imran Khan)”.

“The meeting speaker is the custodian of the home [who] is absent right this moment and didn’t fulfil his obligation,” Khan mentioned whereas chatting with the media outdoors the KP Meeting.

“Our place is that the Senate polls needs to be held solely after the swearing-in of the elected members.

“Senate elections did not happen because of the authorities’s stubbornness. It’s unlucky that, not like the remainder of the nation, Senate elections should not being held right here [in KP],” the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief mentioned.

A day earlier, KP Meeting Speaker Babar Saleem Swati on Monday filed a overview plea within the Peshawar Excessive Court docket (PHC) over the path issued by the courtroom to manage the oath to the lawmakers elected on reserved seats.

Oath-taking on reserved seats in KP has been topic to controversy owing to the impasse between the provincial authorities and opposition events.

The problem is essential for each the ruling and opposition events within the wake of the province’s 11 seats within the higher home of the parliament.

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