Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi resigns as AJK PM – Pakistan

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi of the parliamentary party (PTI) seeking to replace him with local president Sardar Tanveer Ilyas in a vote of no confidence on Thursday submitted his resignation to dismiss the move.

In his handwritten resignation letter sent to the AJK president on April 14, he wrote, “In accordance with Article 16, Paragraph 1 of the AJK Constitution, I, the undersigned, resign from my post of Prime Minister.”

Dr. Asif Hussain Shah, Chief of Staff to the President Serb President Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry has accepted and accepted the resignation and has forwarded it to the Secretary-General for the issuance of an official notice in this regard.

Niazi faced a vote of no confidence on Friday after 25 PTI lawmakers passed a resolution opposing it under Article 18 of the AJK Constitution on Tuesday.

Directors charged him with “loss of trust in the parliamentary party, bad governance, nepotism and violations of merit, in addition to emphasizing Kashmir issues and failing to implement party manifestos.”

Since the AJK constitution makes it mandatory for those pushing the no-confidence resolution to appoint the prime minister’s successor, they nominated the party’s regional president, Ilyas, as Niazi’s successor.

A vote on the no-confidence item shall be convened by the chairperson under Article 27 (4) within 3 to 7 days from the date of receipt of a resolution.

If a resolution is passed with the consent of a majority of the members, the successor is deemed to have been elected as Prime Minister.

On Tuesday, AJK House Speaker Anwarul Haq announced the decision to convene a meeting at 10:30 am on Friday. However, the notice did not state why the meeting was called.

Abdul Majid Khan, one of the signatories of the no-confidence measure, said: Serb The meeting, which begins Friday, said the speaker had convened a request for 25 PTI Members submitted under Rule 17(1) of the General Assembly Rules of Procedure immediately prior to the submission of the resolution of no confidence.

“The House of Representatives will convene on Friday, when Rule 15(1) is suspended to proceed with the process for electing a new floor leader in one day,” he argued.

Article 15(1) of the Rules of Procedure stipulates that the nomination documents for the Prime Minister must be submitted no later than two days before the voting day.

Some legal experts are of the opinion that if the prime minister resigns, the president must convene a session within 14 days of his resignation to elect a new prime minister because the session already convened by the speaker cannot hold a plenary session. Elect a new leader for the house.

However, Abdul Majid Khan argued that Parliament had the power to proceed immediately to elect a new leader, as Parliament was considered in session at the time the Prime Minister resigned.

He argued that Ilyas would be elected by at least 32 MPs.

“All PTI lawmakers have arrived in Mujaparabad and will vote for the party’s candidates tomorrow,” he said.

Ministers removed

Earlier, Niage fired four ministers and advisers and denounced them in a summary for the purpose of “misconduct, misconduct and negligence.”

Those removed were Khawaja Farooq Ahmed, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Abdul Majid Khan, Minister of Finance and Inland Revenue, Ali Shan Soni, Food Minister, and Chaudhry Muhammad Akbar Ibrahim, Advisor for Civil Defense and Disaster Management.

“The motion of no confidence in Abdul Qayyum Niazi has been submitted following the decision of the Party Chairman and our leader Imran Khan. Alas, Imran Khan’s chosen one out of 32 [parliamentary party members] Because this office is openly trying to sabotage his decision. But we support our chairman,” Ahmed tweeted after reports that Niazie had fired him and four other people from the cabinet.

Niazi regrets the charges against him

At a press conference at the Kashmir House in Islamabad, Niazi regretted the “baseless allegations” made against him in a no-confidence resolution.

“My sin is that I have not committed corruption myself, nor have I allowed anyone else to do it,” he said, waving the resolution of distrust.

Interestingly, not a single PTI member was present at his press conference.

Niazi said he exercised his democratic rights by submitting his resignation.

“I first sent my resignation letter to Imran Khan, the party leader, and then I sent my resignation to the president about an hour later.”

He said he will continue to work as a regular employee at PTI.

“But it must be clear that I cannot sit with thieves and idiots.” He said without giving any name.