Speaker of National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf accepted and forwarded 43 resignations of the PTI MNAs to the ECP for approval, sources claim.
The speaker sent the resignations of Lal Chand, Riaz Fatyana, Muhammad Yaqoob Sheikh, Sardar Talib, Ghazala Saifi, Zulfiqar Ali Khan, Nafeesa Khattak, Niaz Ahmed, Sahibzada Mehboob, and Munazza Hassan and others.
Earlier last week In a surprise move as National Assembly speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf starts accepting the resignation of PTI lawmakers and bringing the total number of resignations 80.
As Speaker accepted the resignations of PTI lawmakers, the Election commission also starts denotifying the PTI MNAs.
Earlier PTI decided and ordered the remaining 44 MNAs to withdraw their resignations. PTI Secretary General Asad Umar on Monday announced that 44 Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) MNAs have decided to withdraw their resignations.
Asad Umar in his tweet said the PTI has been demanding the NA speaker to accept all the resignations in one go but Mr. Ashraf remained reluctant to do the same as he announced to approve the resignations one by one after meeting with the lawmakers.
PTI senior leader Asad Umar said an email has been sent regarding resignations to the NA speaker and the next step would be to replace dissident Raja Riaz as leader of the opposition.
ECP Denotified PTI MNAs
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) last week on Friday de-notified 35 more Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members of the National Assembly (MNAs) as the Speaker of the National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf accepted 35 more resignations in today’s surprise move.
Remember here one thing last week, the National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf accepted the resignations of 35 more Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNAs bringing the number whose resignations have been accepted to 80.
According to ECP notification, 31 general and four reserved seats of the National Assembly were now deemed vacant.
The move comes after National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Friday accepted the resignations of 35 more PTI MNAs.
It is to be pertinent that after Imran Khan announces his party returned to the National Assembly in order to bring a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, In a Surprise move Speaker National Assembly start accepting resignations in order to restrict PTI from bringing a no-confidence motion in Assembly against PM Shehbaz Sharif.