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No-confidence motion filed against AJK PM.

MUZAFFARABAD, July 24 -- Opposition parties in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly moved a no-confidence motion against AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan on Friday.

AJK Legislative Assembly Secretary Aashiq Hussain told that opposition members, including Chaudhry Muhammad Aziz and Abdul Majid Khan, filed the motion in the assembly Secretariat, which had the signatures of 11 members, including the legislators of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP). The opposition has nominated former AJK PM and head of the ruling party, Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan, as the new leader of the House. Separately, 12 AJK ministers submitted their resignations to Attique, a party spokesman told . It is pertinent to mention here that this would be the third no-confidence motion in the three-month tenure of the assembly and was expected to bring a fourth PM in four years.

Also on Friday, AJK Legislative Assembly Speaker Shah Ghulam Qadir told that the assembly's session would be held on Tuesday, July 27, to vote on the no-confidence motion, which had been filed by the Friends Group in the ruling Muslim Conference and the opposition including the PPP, People's Muslim League and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). Qadir said that the session of the 49-member AJK Legislative Assembly was summoned on the requisition, which was filed by the opposition members in the AJK Legislative Assembly including former ministers Chaudhry Muhammad Aziz and Abdul Majid Khan.

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Publication:Daily Times (Lahore, Pakistan)
Date:Jul 24, 2010
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