Former PM Raja Farooq Haider to challenge new POK PM’s election

July 28th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, July 28(ANI): Former Pakistan Occupied Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has said that he will challenge the process of his successor’s election after his resignation.

Haider had resigned on Monday to avoid a no-confidence vote in the Legislative Assembly.

He alleged that POK President Raja Zulqarnain had acted “unconstitutionally” in calling a session of the assembly last Thursday, ignoring his advice to summon it on August 6.

“Under Article 7 of the constitution, the President was bound to act upon the Prime Minister’s advice,” Dawn quoted Haider, as saying.

He expressed hope that the POK High Court would follow in the footsteps of Pakistani courts and uphold the constitution.

Attique Ahmed Khan has been elected the new POK Prime Minister.

He was elected unopposed as no other candidate filed nomination papers against his candidature for the prime minister’s post that was vacated following Haider’s resignation. (ANI)

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