Published On: Sun, Feb 21st, 2021
Published in Category: Peshawar

CM KPK removes Minister Liaquat Khattak following by-elections defeat

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Peshawar: Following a shocking defeat at the hands of PML-N in Nowshera’s PK-63 constituency, KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has removed Federal Defense Minister Pervez Khattak’s brother and Provincial Minister for Irrigation Liaquat Khattak.

On Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) suffered an unexpected defeat at its home ground of Nowshera at the hands of PML-N. The winning candidate secured 21,122 votes while the PTI candidate was second with 17,023 votes.

PTI was said to be under pressure after losing the election. Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan took action and removed Provincial Minister Liaquat Khattak from his cabinet. Liaquat Khattak has been directed to resign immediately.

It should be noted that Liaquat Khattak is the brother of senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Federal Minister for Defense Pervez Khattak.