Aaj English TV

Saturday, July 20, 2024  
13 Muharram 1446  

Ali Amin Gandapur elected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister

He secured 90 votes in the House of 106 members
Newly-elected chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ali Amin Gandapur speaking during a session of the House on March 1, 2024 - Screengrab via YouTube/Aaj News
Newly-elected chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ali Amin Gandapur speaking during a session of the House on March 1, 2024 - Screengrab via YouTube/Aaj News

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ali Amin Gandapur was elected the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday.

He secured 90 votes in the House of 106, while PML-N’s Ibadullah Khan ended up with 16 votes.

Addressing the KP Assembly, Gandapur said the police must quash all the FIRs that were not backed by evidence, regardless of who was nominated in them.

If such FIRs were not quashed within a week, the officer who registered the FIR should prepare themselves for punishment, he warned.

Gandapur also demanded a judicial inquiry in the May 9 riots and said it should be noted who was the beneficiary.

The newly-elected chief minister contested the election as an independent after the Supreme Court stripped the PTI of its electoral symbol.

While most of the PTI-backed lawmakers joined the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), Gandapur was among the few top leadership who decided against joining the SIC.

Sources said that the decision was taken in the light of the PTI’s intra-party election, in which Gandapur submitted nomination papers for the party’s provincial president.

For the latest news, follow us on Twitter @Aaj_Urdu. We are also on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

pti

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Ali Amin Gandapur

Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf

cm kp

election 2024