PTI moves SC against MNAs’ phase-wise resignations

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The PTI on Tuesday filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) to challenge the September 6 order of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that struck down the party’s plea against “piecemeal” acceptance of its lawmakers’ resignations.

Last week, the IHC dismissed the PTI’s petition against National Assembly (NA) Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for ‘piecemeal’ acceptance of the resignations of its MNAs.

The PTI moved the IHC challenging the acceptance of resignations of only 11 party lawmakers out of a total of 123.

All the PTI MNAs had announced to resign en masse on April 11, two days after then prime minister Imran Khan was removed from office through a no-confidence vote.

PTI leader and former finance minister Asad Umar has challenged the IHC verdict before the apex court. Advocate Faisal Chaudhry filed the petition on the behalf of the PTI.

In its petition, the PTI pleaded with the apex court to declare the IHC’s September 6 verdict as null and void.

 

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