Type to search



Islamabad Pakistan

MNAs will be called individually for resignation verification, speaker informs PTI.

Pti MNAs will be called individually.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) delegation, led by Asad Qaiser, was notified by National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf on Thursday that each legislator from the party would be contacted individually to verify the resignation.

As rumours of the party’s return to the assembly circulated, the delegation met with the speaker in his office to discuss their resignation verification issue.

Senior PTI leaders Qasim Suri, Amir Dogar, Dr. Shabbir Hussain, Ataullah, Fahim Khan, and Tahir Iqbal were also part of the group, which was led by former speaker Asad Qaiser.

The speaker addressed the delegation, “Doors are not closed in politics; there should be contact between politicians. He further stated that the resignations would be decided in accordance with the assembly’s bylaws and the Constitution.

The speaker continued by saying that he has asked PTI lawmakers to formally confirm the resignations. He continued by saying that after accepting a few resignations, a Karachi-based PTI lawmaker filed an appeal with a high court to prevent the resignation. The NA speaker had been approached by PTI Chief Whip Amir Dogar, who had asked him to meet with the PTI delegation.

Raja Parvez Ashraf claims that he welcomed them to his office and informed them that in a parliamentary democracy, conversation is the only way to resolve disputes. He clarified, nevertheless, that the confirmation of their resignation will subject to one on one meeting.

The NA speaker, however, said on Wednesday that the PTI delegation had not arrived to meet with him today and had requested a meeting for today at 11:30am.

Dogar informed me that other PTI leaders wanted to meet with me to discuss their resignations, but I informed him that I would meet with each of them individually rather than in groups, said Ashraf.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated on Wednesday that while they are eager to participate in Parliament, the government is not prepared to make a real commitment. The PTI representative made the comments in response to Bilawal Bhutto-criticism Zardari’s of PTI leader Imran Khan in a statement from the Pakistan People’s Party.

Speaking to a crowd at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh on the occasion of the former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s 15th death anniversary, Bilawal urged the PTI leader to return to parliament since neither he nor his party “could handle” what was coming to them.

After PTI Chairman Imran Khan was ousted as prime minister by a vote in April, the PTI MNAs resigned collectively and have not yet returned to the house.