Updated: January 24, 2023 10:31 pm IST
Islamabad [Pakistan]Jan 24 (ANI): Pakistan National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf approves resignation of over 40 Pakistani legislators Tehreek-e-Insaf in Lower houseThis is reported by Geo News, citing sources.
Ashraf accepted his resignation, according to sources. of 43 more from PTI on Sunday and sent a summary to the election commission of Pakistan for de-notification of deputies.
Approval means only dissident PTI legislators remain in National Assembly now.
I wonder if this development came the day after party announced that 45 PTI MNAs are withdrawing their resignations and also approached the ECP in in this respect.
According to sources, the dismissal of Muhammad Nawaz Allai and Sardar Talib Hassan Naqai were not accepted as they applied for leave.
Meanwhile, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhary stated that main reason returning to the National Assembly meant removing Raja Riaz as leader of the opposition, otherwise the legislature would have had “nothing to do,” according to Geo News.
“Now Shehbaz Sharif has lost support of 172 members and relies on lots (defectors) to rescue him government”Fawad wrote.
40 percent of The seats in the National Assembly are now vacant, as result of speaker move to save Raju Riaz, he added.
“The country is now close to elections. Only decision problem is general elections,” Fawad said.
On Monday, PTI lawmakers asked the ECP to should will not be denoted if Speaker Ashraf approves their resignations.
PTI lawmakers resign after Imran Khan takes over government was banished via a no-confidence movement in April of last year.
PTI said the resignations were accepted former Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri in absence of speaker after the resignation of Assad Qaiser.
The resignation of PTI was accepted by NA Speaker Ashraf. in four stages. Initially, only 11 resignations were accepted, while 34 resignations were accepted. on January 17, 35 more on January 20 and now 43 have been approved, reports Geo News. (API)