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PPP lawmaker says volume of KP cabinet unconstitutional

May 31, 2021

PESHAWAR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Member Provincial Assembly Ahmad Karim Kundi has said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial cabinet is unconstitutional as the numbers of ministers in it exceed what the Constitution permits.

Talking to reporters, he said that according to the Constitution, the volume of provincial cabinet including the chief minister should be 11 percent of the total strength. The PPP MPA said that the number of ministers including the chief minister is currently 17, but it should actually be 15.

He said he had also pointed out this in a recent session of the provincial assembly and the speaker KP Assembly has assured to find a solution to the issue after getting report from the attorney general. He asked the government to reduce the number of ministers so that the province and its affairs could be run through a constitutional body.