No-trust motion brought against Prime Minister Azad Jammu & Kashmir Chaudhry Abdul Majeed failed as not a member present in the Legislative Assembly voted in its favour in Saturday’s session.

It should be mentioned that the motion had been submitted by two ruling People’s Party (PPAJK) dissidents, Abdul Majid Khan and Muhammad Hussain Sargala on July 22.

However, the assembly secretariat sources claimed that they had also received, by fax, an application from the two MLAs for withdrawal of the no-confidence resolution.

The resolution was tabled during Saturday's session of the Legislative Assembly which had been summoned by the president for 10am.

Thirty MLAs were present during the session, none of whom voted in favour of the motion. The resolution stood rejected as a result.

Sources said that the failure of no-trust motion was preplanned as decided in back channel meetings and absence of MLAs supporting the resolution during session confirms the secret talks of the political leadership.

Chaudhry Abdul Majeed of PPP’s AJK chapter was sworn in as the 11th prime minister of Azad Kashmir in 2011.

He was born in 1948 in the Tangdev village of AJK’s Mirpur district and is a 1969 law graduate from Karachi’s S. M. Law College.

In case the resolution had been passed by a majority of the total membership of the assembly (currently 48), the person named in the motion as the successor in this case Barrister Sultan Mahmood would have assumed the office of prime minister, replacing Majeed.