To weaken Tehreek-i-Insaf, govt to accept resignations of key PTI MNAs

ISLAMABAD: In a deft move to weaken the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s position in the Parliament, both the prime minister and National Assembly speaker have agreed to accept the resignations of the prominent PTI leaders.

According to a private channel report Monday the coalition government had taken a big decision regarding to rendering the opposition PTI impotent in the National Assembly by accepting resignations tendered by the top leaders of the party.

Both Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf have completed their consultation in this regard and acquiesced to accept the resignations of the PTI Members of the National Assembly.

The premier and the speaker would soon take into confidence the parliamentary leaders of their allied parties on this matter. And after their approval, the speaker chamber would send for the leading PTI leaders the acceptance of their resignations.

Sources in speaker chamber said that the members would have to appear personally before the speaker to confirm or deny their resignations.

If an MNA confirms his resignation, the assembly secretariat would issue a notification of the acceptance of the resignation and will intimate the election commission later about his/her resignation.

Sources say that the allied parties would jointly contest the by-elections on the seats to be vacated by the PTI MNAs.

It is pertinent to mention here that on the day of the no-confidence motion against then prime minister Imran Khan, 123 PTI MNAs tendered their resignations. TF REPORT

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