NA Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf accepts resignations of 35 PTI MNAs; ECP notifies them
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday accepted the resignations of 35 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers.
As many as 123 lawmakers resigned en masse from the Lower House of the Parliament following the ouster of the former prime minister and Chairman PTI Imran Khan in April last year.
The development came a day after Imran Khan hinted at returning to the National Assembly for consultation with the treasury benches on an interim set-up to be installed after the dissolution of the Lower House of the Parliament.
The members whose resignations have been accepted include Murad Saeed, Umar Ayub Khan, Asad Qaiser, Parvez Khan Khattak, Imran Khattak, Shehryar Khan Afridi, Ali Amin Khan Gandapur, Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Ali Nawaz Awan, Raja Khurram Shahzad Nawaz, Asad Umar, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Sheikh Rashid Shafique, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Mansoor Hayat Khan, Fawad Ahmed, Sanaullah Khan Mastikhel, Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Shafqat Mahmood Khan, Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar, Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Hussain Qureshi, Zartaj Gul, Faheem Khan, Saifur Rehman, Muhammad Alamgir Khan, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Aftab Hussain Siddiqui, Attaullah Khan Khattak, Aftab Jahangir, Muhammad Aslam Khan, Muhammad Najeeb Haroon and Qasim Khan Suri. Similarly, the resignations of Alia Hamza Malik and Kanwal Shuzab, who were elected on reserved seats from Punjab, were accepted.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) also de-notified the lawmakers from their seats.