Former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan to run in by-elections on scheduled to take nine seats in the National Assembly on September 25, according to party issued statement on Friday.
“At the by-election of 9 National Assembly constituencies to be held on On September 25, Chairman Imran Khan himself will fight all the seats,” PTI said in a statement. announced on this is official Twitter handle.
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— PTI (@PTIOfficial) August 5, 2022
Earlier today, the Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP) released schedule for released national mounting seats.
According to schedule issued by the ETUC, candidates can submit their nomination papers from 10 to 13 August, which will be checked by 17 August, and electoral symbols will be issued to candidates on August 29th.
According to the KEK, by-elections will be held for constituencies of NA-22 Mardan, NA-24 Charsadda, NA-31 Peshawar, NA-45 Kurram, NA-108 Faisalabad, NA-118 Nankana Sahib, and NA-237, 239 and 246 of Karachi.
The seats became vacant after National Assembly Speaker Raja Perwaiz Ashraf accepted his resignation on 28 July. of 11 Pakistani members of Tehreek-e-Insaf exactly 109 days after they resigned from their seats.
After losing 15 out of 20 places in Punjab in by polls and finally the loss of the post of chief minister of province, city government I decided move forthcoming with acceptance of resignation of PTI lawmakers have been under review since April 11.
Among PTI demand for snap polls and governments decision to complete remaining constitutional term until August 2023, elections on there will be no vacancies just to be face-off between the ruling alliance and PTI and its allies, but will become out be a referendum on their popularity among the masses.
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Feeling move, former PTI information minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that former Vice Speaker Kasim Suri already accepted the resignation of the PTI legislators and sent the same to the ECP stating that the acceptance of the resignation is now null and void.
Fawad said that fantasy that by-elections will be held in 11 constituencies, adding that the country moving in the direction general elections and incumbents won’t be able to stop it.
See also: Question delayed over PTI MNA resignations
Earlier, the NA Speaker called in all 131 PTI legislators, who resigned from their seats in the assembly to test whether their resignations were “genuine and voluntary”.
However, Imran forbade him party members from appearing before the NA Speaker, calling it a trap. PTI legislatures are not show up and the case has been pending before the speaker ever since.
On April 16 the NA Speaker instructed the NA Secretariat to sort out with resignations of The PTI legislators re-submit them to him so that they can be treated in accordance with the law.
The decision came amid claims and speculation that some of PTI legislators did not want to resign and reported that their resignation should not be accepted.
speaker direction came in a few days former Resolution of Vice Speaker Suri accepting his resignation of PTI legislators after they left the assembly en masse in protest over alleged “foreign interference” that resulted in Imran Khan being ousted from office prime minister.
Ashraf’s ruling opened up chapter of resignation once again and it was assumed that the process of checking “intentionally” will take some time to give newly formed government a breather to calm down down.
The NA Secretariat did not explain why the speaker accepted the resignation of only 11 deputies and no others, and what criteria were met for go ahead with favorites and leaving 120 others in limbo. Secretariat also not share if the NA Speaker planned to adopt more resignations in coming days.