With PPP Out In Centre, Zardari Nominee Faces Heat In PCK

MUZAFFARABSD: With Peoples Party out of power in Islamabad its regional unit which has been wielding power in Pak controled part of Kashmir, too is on the verge of collapse.

A no-confidence motion was on Monday submitted against the prime minister of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, marking a new phase in jockeying between political parties for control of the region.

Six ministers and three advisors resigned after the no-confidence motion was submitted against prime minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed by Pakistan People's Party legislators Mohammad Hussain and Majid Khan.

Belonging to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Majeed was elected as the 11th AJK prime minister on July 26, 2011. Majeed had secured 35 votes while his opponent Farooq Haider Khan, from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) managed to secure only 11 votes. 

Majeed, who was nominated by President Asif Ali Zardari for the premiership, was elected in the June 26, 2011 election from a constituency in the Mirpur district. 

The ministers and advisors who resigned belong to the PPP but sources said they would vote in favour of the no-confidence motion.

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