HAWAR: Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan Wednesday once again threatened to dissolve Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly if PTI senators were not elected in the senate election due on March 5 and expressed willingness to go to national assembly to vote for the 22nd amendment.
Addressing a press conference here at Chief Minister House. PTI’s central leaders Jahangir Tarin, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Provincial Ministers and party workers were present on the occasion.
Imran Khan reiterated that he would not hesitate to windup the provincial legislature if PTI does not win seats according to its strength in the house.
Horse trading was a stigma on the face of politicians, he said adding, he would not let his MPAs indulge in this dirty game. He vowed to go whole-hog against this menace even at the cost of his government.
Some public representative comes to assemblies on the vote of masses where they were sold by their party leaders, he alleged.
The Election Commission, the PTI Chief said should play its role in conducting transparent and impartial election to the upper house of the parliament.
He wondered as to how a party with four or five seats in the assembly could nominate candidates for the senate elections as the candidate contesting from KP for Senate seat required minimum support of 17 MPAs.
The price of Senate vote in KP has reached to Rs.150 million, he said adding he would expell his party MPAs if found involved in casting vote to other than nominated by PTI. He disclosed that Core Committee meeting of the party would be held after the senate elections to discuss election results.
To a question he said disciplinary proceedings were underway against dissident PTI MPA Javed Nasim who violated Party rules and regulations.
Javed Nasim has proposed the name of an independent candidate for the senate election which drew flak from party workers.
Imran Khan was confident that party MPAs and coalition partners will not vote for any party including Pakistan Peoples Party, Awami National Party, Qaumi Wattan Party and JUI-F.