PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday cried foul after stories relating to Nationwide Meeting Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf accepting the resignations of extra PTI lawmakers emerged on media.
NA officers acknowledged that Ashraf has accepted additional resignations and forwarded them to the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP). Nevertheless, there isn’t a official affirmation on the matter.
Reacting to the event, Chaudhry tweeted that the aim of PTI members going again to the meeting was to oust Raja Riaz from the place of the opposition chief.
In any other case, we’ve no motive to return to the Nationwide Meeting, he tweeted, including: “Proper now, Shehbaz Sharif and his authorities have misplaced the assist of 172 lawmakers.”
He additionally identified that 40 per cent of seats within the NA have been now empty. “The one resolution to this disaster is elections.”
As we speak’s improvement comes a day after 45 PTI MNAs despatched their handwritten withdrawals to the speaker through e mail and demanded the nomination of a brand new opposition chief from amongst them.
The PTI members additionally met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja and knowledgeable him about their resolution to return to the Nationwide Meeting after 9 months.
A complete of 131 MNAs had submitted resignations earlier than the election of Shehbaz Sharif because the prime minister in April.
Subsequently, NA speaker Ashraf accepted solely 11 of the resignations, stating that the remaining lawmakers can be summoned individually for verification.
After stalling the method for eight months, Ashraf accepted the resignations of 34 PTI MNAs on Jan 17 and 35 MNAs on Jan 20 together with Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid, because the occasion hinted it will “check” Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif with a confidence vote.