Fawad hints at seeking time from NA speaker for verification of resignations


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former information minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Thursday dispelled the impression that the PTI lawmakers, who resigned from the National Assembly seats, were receiving salaries and perks.

Taking to twitter, he said it was remarked in the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the PTI legislators were not joining the NA proceedings, but receiving salaries and perks.

He asked the judges to first get each news aired on news channels verified, saying the present government had told another lie as salaries of MNAs who resigned were suspended.

The minister said a letter was being written to the NA Speaker for asking him to allocate time for confirmation of resignations so that a new electoral process could be initiated.

PTI leader Shireen Mazari also said, in a tweet, that the NA speaker was playing politics on resignations as she checked that not a single PTI MNA who resigned received any pay.

“Speaker NA playing politics on resignations. For the record and info of dispensers of Justice I have checked with a no of PTI MNAs who had resigned and none of them received any pay after mid April. Meanwhile Speaker accepted 11 resignations without reaffirming so de facto validated”, she said in the tweet.

The former minister further said: “Dy Speaker Qasim Suri ruling of acceptance of all resignations – esp since pays were not being given either. Therefore, in principle all resignations effectively stand validated. But Imported govt and Speaker delib causing confusion & spreading it to SC also.”

Last week, NA Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf said PTI legislators conveyed him messages to not accept their resignations.