PTI MNAs to verify in person resignations with NA speaker tomorrow


Ahead of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) decision to dissolve assemblies in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the party’s parliamentarians will be submitting their written resignations to the National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in person.

Sources said that the decision of PTI’s National Assembly members came in their bid to also simultaneously request verification of their resignations.

The party’s sources also confirmed that their 123 MNAs would go to the NA speaker to verify their resignations on December 22. They added that the lawmakers would assemble at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa House in Islamabad before going to the parliament.

The MNAs plan on going to parliament under the leadership of PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

A day earlier, Qureshi replaced PTI Chairman Imran Khan as the party’s parliamentary group leader in the house.

However, the NA speaker rejected Senator Shibli Faraz’s application seeking acceptance of PTI MNAs’ resignations, saying any decision in this regard would be within constitutional bounds.