PESHAWAR - Opposition parties have tabled a privilege motion in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly against the recent statement of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan threatening to dissolve the assembly.

Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Parliamentary Leader in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao, Awami National Party (ANP) leader Sardar Hussain Babak, Mehmood Khan Bhittani of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Pakistan People’s Party’s Nighat Orakzai took the plea in the privilege motion that Imran Khan had shown disrespect to the elected representatives and people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by offering such remarks.

In the motion, they said the behaviour of the PTI chief was totally undemocratic and unconstitutional. The opposition lawmakers said the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had given the mandate to the PTI, but now its leadership was trying to shirk responsibility instead of honouring the pledges made to the electorates during the election campaign.

They said the PTI-led provincial government was powerless as it was acting on dictates from Bani Gala. Imran Khan, they said, was using Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a launching pad to gain political support in the Punjab. They said the PTI chief didn’t have any understanding of the problems being faced by the Pakhtuns.