Raja Riaz Ahmed Khan claims 24 PTI members ready to vote in favor of no-confidence motion against PM Imran Khan
Dr. Ramesh Kumar claims three federal ministers have left PTI
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Ahead of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, around 24 members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are currently staying at the Sindh House. Some of them have come in front of media on Thursday.
PTI’s disgruntled member of the National Assembly Raja Riaz Ahmed Khan from Faisalabad claimed on Thursday that if PM Imran Khan assures all MNAs that no action will be taken against those who decide to vote against him on the day of the no-confidence motion, they are ready to go back to the Parliament Lodges.
Speaking to a private TV channel, PTI MNAs Malik Nawab Sher Waseer and Raja Riaz said that around 24 PTI members have been staying in the Sindh House right now. Riaz further said that many other ministers are ready to come here; however, “PML-N is unable to accommodate all the members.”
Riaz, who is a member of the Jahangir Tareen group, told that the disgruntled members would vote for the no-confidence motion against PM Imran Khan in “accordance with their conscience.”
Malik Nawab Sher Waseer also said he would not contest the next general elections on a PTI ticket.
According to sources, PTI members who are currently staying at the Sindh House include Raja Riaz, Nawab Sher Waseer, Rana Muhammad Qasim Noon, Abdul Ghaffar Wattoo, Noor Alam Khan, Riaz Hussain Mazari, Makhdoomzada Syed Basit Ahmed Sultan, Khawaja Sheraz, Ahmad Hasan Deharr, Nuzhat Pathan, Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, and Wajeeha Akram.
According to the sources of a private TV channel, a list containing the names of the MNAs staying at the Sindh House has been sent to PM Imran Khan.
Meanwhile, MNA member Ramesh Kumar, who is also staying at the Sindh House, has announced that he has parted ways with the PTI.
As reported by a private TV channel, Ramesh Kumar has claimed that three federal ministers have left the party.
Ramesh Kumar said that he has always pointed out the wrongdoings. “Some PTI leaders telephoned my wife in the Parliament Lodges and called me a mule,” he said.
On the other hand, Member National Assembly Noor Alam Khan while regretting the statement of Prime Minister Imran Khan of Rs 200 million said that he had been raising voice against corruption, inflation and load shedding for the past three years.
Meanwhile, MNA Basit Bukhari said that he never asked for any ministership. “I was elected to the National Assembly as an independent candidate,” he said.
PPP MNA Abdul Qadir Patel told that the disgruntled members of the PTI are “living peacefully in Sindh House,” and “will leave after we oust Niazi.”
Patel said that it is their constitutional right to cast their votes and they are ready to see how many people PTI manages to bring on March 27 jalsa. He was of the view that a flood of people was seen during PPP’s long march.
Taking a jibe at Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, he said that he changes his stances with the party he is in. Claiming to have his screenshots where the information minister was cursing PTI members, he said: “Fawad is doing his job and he is following the practice of multinational companies where ever he finds a good package he switches his place.”
Meanwhile reacting to Raja Riaz’s statement, Fawad Chaudhry said that some lotay have been identified after they feared that action would be taken against them. Taking to his official Twitter account, the minister wrote: “Had they been conscientious, they would have tendered their resignations.” He urged the speaker of the National Assembly to take action against these “traitors” and demanded a lifetime disqualification for them.