Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly dissolved by Governor

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. [File Photo]

On Wednesday, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was dissolved after Governor Haji Ghulam Ali approved Chief Minister Mahmood Khan’s summary for the dissolution of the provincial legislature.

The summary for the dissolution of the provincial legislature was sent to the governor by the Chief Minister on Tuesday.

“I, Mahmood Khan, chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in pursuance of provisions of Article 112(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, do hereby forward my advice for dissolution of KP Assembly on January 17, 2023, at 17:00 hours,” the summary read.

A notification from the governor was dispatched to CM Mahmood and Leader of the Opposition Akram Khan Durrani. The KP Assembly and provincial cabinet were dissolved with immediate effect under Clause 1 of Article 112 of the Constitution, the notification read.

The notification further said that the caretaker CM would be appointed by the governor in consultation with Mahmood and Durrani. The governor called on them to provide the names of their nominees for the position by January 21.

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