PTI's NA membership to be Revoked

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Thursday, 16 April 2015 13:33

ISLAMABAD: The Speaker, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has taken notice Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) absence from the National Assembly (NA) session asking the lawmakers for a vote in the next session to revoke PTI’s membership from the lower house of the parliament.

Talking to the media at the Parliament House on Wednesday, Sadiq said 18 Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) legislators had moved a resolution for the ouster of the Imran Khan-led party from the NA, which has been admitted and a decision would be made in this regard through a majority vote.

The speaker said the matter of PTI legislators’ resignation from the NA was now a thing of the past. “If their membership to the NA were to be revoked now, the reason for such a step would be their absence from the house.”

He said the PTI lawmakers’ salaries were withheld after objections were raised by the audit authorities. “It would save the authorities from recovery in the event that the PTI’s membership to the lower house is revoked.”

According to a spokesman for the MQM, the resolution was submitted in the assembly in accordance with Article 64 of the constitution to “expose open violation of the constitution and rules and regulations”.


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