MUZZAFARABAD: Six ministers from the cabinet of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed resigned on Monday following the submission of a no-confidence motion against the region’s premier by two assembly members from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
The motion was moved by PPP’s Mohammad Hussain and Majid Khan, following which three advisers also tendered their resignations.
According to sources, the six ministers who resigned — Barqiyat Chaudhry, Majid Khan, Akbar Ibrahim, Hussain Sargala, Afsar Shahid, Akhtar Hussain Rabbani and Azhar Gilani — and three advisers, will be voting in favour of the no-confidence motion against Majeed.
Chaudhry Abdul Majeed of PPP’s AJK chapter was sworn in as the 11th prime minister of Azad Kashmir in 2011.
He was born in 1948 in the Tangdev village of AJK’s Mirpur district and is a 1969 law graduate from Karachi’s S. M. Law College.