Asfandyar Wali demands KP govt to step down


PESHAWAR: Ina press conference on Wednesday, Awami National Party (ANP) Chief Asfandyar Wali demanded the resignation of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).


The ANP leader suggested that a re-poll should take place for local government as well as provincial assembly under a caretaker setup.

Polling for the largest local government (LG) elections in the history of KP took place on Saturday in which citizens voted to elect 41,762 councilors in the three tiers of local councils.

“I want to ask Imran ‘the kaptaan’ that when it comes to the Punjab elections, you said Najam Sethi and Nawaz Sharif are responsible, while now you yourself accept that rigging took place Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but you say the Election Commission is responsible,” the ANP leader remarked. “If in Punjab the government is responsible, then the government should be responsible here as well”.

In response to a question, Wali said that the law and order situation is not the ECP’s responsibility, it is the provincial government’s responsibility.

“Free and fair elections cannot be held under the current government, even if they are under army supervision,” the ANP leader reiterated.