ISLAMABAD: Speaker of the National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf today accepted resignations of 34 MNAs of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
NA Speaker took this decision two days after PTI chairman Imran Khan said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif would have to take a vote of confidence.
Asad Qaiser, Qasim Suri, Pervez Khattak, Ali Amin Gandapur, Murad Saeed, Shehryar Khan Afridi, Imran Khattak, Hammad Azhar, Shafqat Mehmood, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Zartaj Gul, and Ali Zaidi are amongst the important MNAs of PTI whose resignations have been accepted.
NA Speaker also approved the resignation of Sheikh Rashid, chief of Awami Muslim League.
Importantly, in April last year, 131 PTI MNAs submitted their resignations en bloc when Imran Khan’s government was removed through a no-confidence move.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan has de-notified 35 MNAs _ 34 PTI and one Awami Muslim League MNAs.
According to ECP’s notification, “Consequent upon the acceptance of resignations by the Speaker, National Assembly of Pakistan and in pursuance of the Notification No F.21 (4)/2022- lagis dated 17th January, 2023 of National Assembly of Pakistan, the Election Commission of Pakistan hereby de-notifies MNAs of PTI and AML with immediate effect.”
The de-notified lawmakers include Murad Saeed, Omar Ayub Khan, Asad Qaiser, Pervaiz Khattak, Imran Khattak, Sheharyar Afridi, Ali Amin Khan, Noorul Haq Qadri, Raja Khurram Shahzad Nawaz, Ali Nawaz Awan, Asad Umar, Sadaqat Ali Khan, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Sheikh Rashid Shafique, Mansoor Hayat Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Sanaullah Khan Mastikhel, Hammad Azhar, Shafqat Mahmood, Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Zartaj Gul, Faheem Khan, Saifur Rehman, Muhammad Alamgir Khan, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Aftab Hussain Saddique, Ataullah, Aftab Jehangir, Muhammad Aslam Khan, Muhammad Najeeb Haroon and Qasim Khan Suri.
More to follow…….