The Peshawar High court sought reply from both the Speaker of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly as well as the provincial government acting on the plea of Baldev Kumar,
the Hindu leader who has been elected to the Provincial Assembly.
The Peshawar High Court has taken serious note of the delay in oath taking of a Hindu lawmaker-elect. The bench comprising Justice Qaisar Rasheed and Justice Afsar Shah on Tuesday asked the respondents to file their replies by 5th April.
“The KP government was deliberately using delaying tactics to prevent his client from taking oath as a Member of the Provicial Assembly (MPA) as the five-year term of the House was about to expire,” Kumar’s counsel, Mohib Jan Salarzai told the court.
He further said, on the court’s direction, Kumar was produced in the assembly on February 26. But he was not administered the oath as lawmakers from the opposition as well as the treasury benches raised a ruckus inside the House.