After Punjab, KP CM seeks assembly dissolution.

PESHAWAR -- The much-anticipated summary for the dissolution of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was sent by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan to the governor on Tuesday night.

'I, Mahmood Khan, Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in pursuance of provisions of Article 112(1) of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, do hereby forward my advice for dissolution of Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 17th January, 2023 at 2100 hours,' reads the CM's summary.

Under the said provision of the Constitution, the assembly will automatically stand dissolved if the governor doesn't give his assent to the chief minister's advice. PTI chief Imran Khan had on multiple occasions linked the KP Assembly's dissolution with that of the Punjab legislature.

The 145-member KP Assembly included 95 members from the ruling PTI, Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal Pakistan 14, 11 of the Awami National Party, seven of the PML-N, four independents, one each from the PML-Q and Jamaat-i-Islami, Balochistan Awami Party four, JUI-F three and PPP five.

Earlier in the day, the chief minister had told the cabinet's last meeting that the dissolution was inevitable to get rid of the 'corrupt group' as the country was passing through an uncertain situation due to the 'imported government'. He also claimed the PTI would get a two-thirds majority in the upcoming general elections.

Mr Khan had told the cabinet that the summary for dissolving the assembly would be forwarded to Governor Haji Ghulam Ali on Tuesday night. He also expressed anguish over a statement of Leader of the Opposition in the KP...

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