NA Speaker to summon PTI MNAs ‘one by one’ to verify resignations

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National Assembly Speaker Raja Parvez Ashraf will once again summon PTI lawmakers for the verification of their resignations, which have been lying pending with him despite the lapse of several months and repeated requests from the party leadership to accept them.

In a letter issued by the National Assembly Secretariat in response to PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday, the speaker referred to the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision that the speaker has to be satisfied regarding “genuineness and voluntary character of the resignation” before accepting them.

The response came a day after PTI MNAs decided to appear before the National Assembly speaker in person on December 22 (today) to verify their resignations

As many as 123 lawmakers resigned en masse from the lower house of the parliament following the ouster of PTI chief Imran Khan in April this year.

In the letter on Thursday, NA Speaker Ashraf recalled that the PTI MNAs were given time from June 6 to 10 to confirm the genuineness of their resignation in person but “none of them came for verification of their resignations”.