PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Monday introduced that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will take motion in opposition to social gathering members who contested provincial meeting elections within the tribal areas as unbiased candidates.
Addressing a press convention two days after first-ever provincial meeting polls have been held in erstwhile FATA area, Khan mentioned: “I wish to make this very clear — a few of our candidates contested the elections independently [and] they’ve harmed [the party]. Motion will likely be taken in opposition to them.”
Nonetheless, the PTI had fared a lot better than every other political social gathering, he mentioned.
Impartial candidates dominated the historic elections and grabbed six of the 16 seats, in keeping with preliminary outcomes launched by the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP). PTI was shut behind with 5 seats. Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl secured three seats whereas the Awami Nationwide Social gathering and Jamaat-i-Islami secured one every.
The chief minister instructed reporters that he had congratulated the unbiased candidates who had received, and invited them to hitch the ruling social gathering and play a constructive position within the growth of their constituencies. He added that two elected members from the tribal areas may even be included within the provincial cupboard as per the legislation.
Khan insisted that the election was free and truthful and the provincial authorities had not interfered within the polling course of.
“The end result would have been completely different if we had interfered,” he mentioned. He thanked the safety forces and the ECP for the preparations and lauded the spirit of the individuals who participated.
“This can be a slap within the face of those that thought this merger couldn’t be accomplished,” he mentioned.
In response to a query, Khan mentioned that experiences of opposition events weren’t being allowed to marketing campaign for elections have been “propaganda”.