PoK Prime Minister resigns, saying he wants to establish democratic tradition

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Islamabad, Oct.15 (ANI): Keen to discourage horse-trading in the assembly and to promote a democratic tradition in the region, Pakistan occupied Kashmir's (PoK) Prime Minister Sardar Yaqoob Khan has resigned from his post.

Addressing a press conference after tendering his resignation, Khan said he was under no pressure to step down.

"I took this decision to discourage horse-trading in the assembly and set democratic tradition aimed at promoting democracy in the state," The Dawn quoted Khan, as saying.

"I did not use my right to dissolve the assembly as I have always respected democracy and democratic traditions," he added.

Responding to a question regarding the status of the cabinet after his resignation, Khan said the cabinet has been dissolved automatically upon his resignation, as per the constitution.

When asked whether he would once again contest in elections for Leader of the House, Khan said he would decide about it only after consulting the party leadership and his colleagues.

"I will welcome anyone who gets elected as Leader of the House," he added. (ANI)

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