The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Assembly session began on Monday in which Chief Minister Mahmood Khan won the vote of no-confidence tabled against him by the joint opposition.
After winning the vote, Khan said the, “Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa will always stand by the captain.” He added that the PTI MPAs had received “many offers” from the opposition ahead of the no-confidence vote, but they turned them down.
CM Mahmood claimed that his MPAs left the opposition “disappointed”, adding that he was proud of them as they were not sell outs.
Expressing gratitude on Twitter, the chief minister stated that a vote in his favour was a vote of confidence for Imran Khan.
I’m grateful to all the Members of KP Assembly for cementing their unwavering confidence in me. This historic vote of confidence by the assembly is not just for me,this is infact a vote of confidence for @ImranKhanPTI.
KP chooses to stay in #NayaPakistan . #PakistanZindabad
— Mahmood Khan (@IMMahmoodKhan) April 11, 2022
The session presided over by Mushtaq Ghani, witnessed government members in the K-P assembly chanting slogans against the United States and “imported government”.
During the heated session, Nighat Orakzai from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Anwar Zeb of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) exchanged bitter words.
As tensions soared, CM Mahmood Khan tried to intervene as the PPP lawmaker attempted to reach Anwar Zeb’s seat.
The session was later adjourned until May 10.
PTI parliamentary party meeting
Addressing the party’s parliamentary meeting ahead of the session, Khan stated that everyone witnessed the events that unfolded in the country in the previous days. “An imported government was imposed overnight,” he said.
CM Khan accused the opposition of being “thieves and looters” who conspired against former prime minister Imran Khan’s regime.
The provincial minister remarked that the end of Imran Khan’s government marked the beginning of a new struggle.
The CM declared that the “people are with us in this struggle”, confident in the belief that the PTI will return to power with a two-third majority in the National Assembly in the next elections.
CM Khan urged workers to refrain from criticising state institutions as all deserved respect.
Referring to the nation-wide protests held last night, the CM stated that people across Pakistan were coming out in favour of Imran Khan deeming the protests “historically unprecedented”.
Mahmood Khan announced that a large meeting has been planned for April 13 in Peshawar, wherein PTI Chairman Imran Khan will attend the “historic meeting”.
He urged the PTI lawmakers and workers to make the meeting a historic one in terms of turnout, “it is time to stand with the leader; we will stick with the captain till the end”.
CM Khan congratulated Bilawal Bhutto on the “old Pakistan”, claiming that his province was happy with the new one.