Opposition requisitions assembly over law and order, inflation.

PESHAWAR -- Opposition members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday requisitioned the session of the house to discuss the volatile law and order situation in the province as well as high inflation and frequent power outages.

The requisition notice signed by 52 MPAs of the Awami National Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan Peoples Party and Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal was submitted to the assembly's secretariat by ANP parliamentary leader Sardar Hussain Babak and members Shagufta Malik and Salahuddin.

According to Mr Babak, the notice sought a detailed discussion on the worsening law and order situation, price hike, the excessive power outages, and growing incidence of extortion, robberies and targeted killings.

He told Dawn that the PTI-led provincial government was reluctant to call the assembly session, so the opposition deemed it necessary to requisition it.

'The [provincial] government should have called the [assembly's] session and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan should have taken all lawmakers into confidence on the current situation but since he didn't call the sitting, the opposition jointly decided to submit this requisition notice for it,' he said.

House will also discuss frequent power outages

Mr Babak said the chief minister should have taken the opposition members into confidence over the unconstitutional behaviour of the federal government.

'The provincial government seems to have given up and the federal government seems to be reluctant to grant KP its constitutional rights,' he said.

The ANP leader said the people had been living a miserable life and that the people would never forgive the PTI over its silence about it.

He said that the opposition parties would never leave the people alone.

'We will raise voice for the people and unite the entire province,' he said.

Earlier, there were widespread speculations that the major reason for calling the assembly's sitting by the opposition was to move a vote of no-confidence against...

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