ISLAMABAD " Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly today takes up no-confidence move filed against AJK Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan.
The voting on the no-trust move, filed by the members of forward bloc of the ruling Muslim Conference, would be conducted at 11:00 am in the Legislative Assembly.
The MC forward bloc wants an in-house change and has nominated Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan as its candidate for the leader of the house.
The forward bloc claimed support of major opposition parties including Pakistan People's Party (PPP), People's Muslim League (PML) and MQM in their move to de-seat Sardar Atiq Ahmad Khan.
Sardar Sikandar Hyat Khan, Raja Farooq Haider, Muhammad Riaz, Ch Muhammad Aziz, Col (Retd) Raja Nasim Khan, Noureen Arif, Syed Shoukat Ali Shah, Raja Muhammad Sideeque, Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan and others are the members of the forward bloc.
AJK-PPP President Chaudhry Abdul Majeed told TheNation that their seven-member parliamentary group in the Ajk Legislative Assembly was backing the forward bloc. He further informed that two MQM legislators, four PML members and another four independent LA members were supporting the no-trust move.
He said that Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob was their joint candidate for the slot of AJK Premier.
The AJK-PP President said that as many as 25 members are required for the success of the no-confidence motion against AJK Prime Minister.
APP adds: Today (Tuesday) would be the last day in power for the remnants of the past dictator in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK), said the Former Prime Minister of AJK, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry on Monday.
" Surviving with the help of former government in the past, the AJK Government is trying to remain in power by seeking undue support of democratic forces in Pakistan", Sultan Mehmood said.
He was talking to mediamen at his residence.
Sultan Mehmood who is also the President of J&K People's Muslim League assured that they would foil any conspiracy to divide Kashmir.
"Our every step would lead to the freedom of Kashmir", he said, adding that the new government would compensate for the deprivation of the masses suffered by them during this regime due to its corruption and inefficiency.