13 Pak Kashmir parliamentarians resign over official's appointment

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Muzaffarabad (Pakistan), Aug. 21 (ANI): Thirteen members of the legislative assembly in Pakistan administered Kashmir submitted their resignations to the speaker on Friday in protest against the appointment of a senior leader of the Pakistan People's Party - Azad Kashmir Chaudhry Yasin-as advisor to the prime minister on local government.

Yasin is a a non-elected member, and therefore, nine members of the Muslim Conference Forward Bloc, including speaker of the assembly along with three members of the People's Muslim League presented their resignations to their party heads.

Addressing a press conference in Muzaffarabad, president Muslim Conference Forward Bloc Raja Faruq Haider confirmed the resignations.

According to the Dawn, a final decision will be made on August 24 after the meeting of the parliamentary party. (ANI)

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