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Imran Khan nominates Abdul Qayyum Niazi as subsequent premier of PoK


Abdul Qayyum Niazi received the latest legislative meeting election from Abbaspur-Poonch space.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday nominated his social gathering’s lawmaker Abdul Qayyum Niazi as the subsequent premier of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir after intensive consultations.

Mr. Niazi received the latest legislative meeting election from Abbaspur-Poonch space.

Mr. Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) social gathering has secured 32 seats within the 53-member House. It is for the primary time that the PTI will kind a authorities in PoK.

India has rejected the latest elections in PoK, saying the “cosmetic exercise” was nothing however an try by Pakistan to “camouflage its illegal occupation” and that it has lodged a robust protest over the problem.

Reacting strongly on the elections within the PoK, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned that Pakistan has “no locus standi on these Indian territories” and it should vacate all Indian areas beneath its unlawful occupation.

“The so-called elections in Indian territory under the illegal occupation of Pakistan are nothing but an attempt by Pakistan to camouflage its illegal occupation and the material changes undertaken by it in these territories,” he mentioned final week.

“Such an exercise can neither hide the illegal occupation by Pakistan nor the grave human rights violations, exploitation, and denial of freedom to people in these occupied territories,” he mentioned.

Pakistan’s Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that Prime Minister Khan picked Mr. Niazi to steer the PTI authorities in PoK after intensive consultations.

“After a long consultation and review of suggestions, the Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chairman PTI Imran Khan has nominated the newly elected MLA Mr. Abdul Qayyum Niazi for the post of Prime Minister of PoK,” he wrote.

The minister additionally termed Mr. Qayyum as “a dynamic and genuine political activist, dedicated to his workers”.

Mr. Khan had interviewed a number of elected members on Friday and Saturday, together with Sardar Tanvir Ilyas, Barrister Sultan Mahmood, Khawaja Farooq, Azhar Sadiq and Mr. Niazi.

He reportedly requested them in regards to the technique and views on atmosphere, tourism and nationwide and worldwide points.

A majority of consultants mentioned that Mr. Ilyas and Mr. Mahmood have been the highest contenders and amongst them most of them agreed that Mr. Ilyas was the favorite. But Mr. Niazi proved a darkish horse to get the highest slot although he was hardly observed.

Mr. Niazi was a member of the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference earlier than leaving it to affix the PTI two years in the past. He was additionally elected from the platform of the Muslim Conference in 2006 and has additionally served because the Minister of Food.

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have 12 and seven seats, respectively within the House. Both All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference and Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party received one seat every.

The ruling social gathering’s candidates Anwarul Haq and Riaz Gujjar have been elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker, respectively.

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