Pak National Assembly Speaker rejects PTI’s demand of en masse resignations

ISlamabad: Parliament of Pakistan Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf refused Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insafof (PTI) requested the acceptance of mass resignations of members of the National Assembly (MNA), reiterating his position that each member needs to submit an individual handwritten resignation letter for verification in accordance with the provisions of the Congress, according to The News International.
During a meeting with the PTI delegation led by former Pakistani Parliament Speaker Asad Qaiser at the Parliament House on Thursday, Raja Pervez Ashraf said that the resignation of the PTI MNAs can only be accepted according to the procedure given. enshrined in the Constitution and congressional business rules, The News International reports.
Attending the meeting with the President of the National Assembly of Pakistan were the Vice President of the National Assembly Qasim Khan SuriPTI chief whip Malik Amir DogarAttaullah Khan, Amjad Khan Niazi, Niaz Ahmad Jakhar, Dr. Shabbir Hussain Qureshi, Faheem Khan, Lal Chan Malahi and Tahir Iqbal.
Addressing PTI’s delegation, Raja Pervez Ashraf said that the resignation that Qasim Suri accepted was unconstitutional and illegal. He stressed that there is always a place for political dialogue and reconciliation, according to the newsletter. He added that political consensus is key to solving the challenges facing Pakistan at the present time.
“There is a question that the duties of eighty thousand people are given to each member. How can the resignation of all the members be accepted at the request of one of them?” News International quoted Raja Pervez Ashraf as saying.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Ashraf said that he had recommended PTI members of Congress to return to the House of Commons and fulfill their constitutional roles. Referring to a case of the High Court of Islamabad PLD 2014, Mr. Raja Pervez Ashraf argued that the office of the Speaker of the National Assembly is not a post office and even mentioned Article 64 of the Constitution and Rule 43 of the Constitution. Working Rules of Parliament.
Raja Pervez Ashraf said that some PTI members who received their resignations from the Secretariat of the National Assembly have applied to leave the House of Commons and some have attended the House of Commons. According to him, a Member of Parliament from Karachi, whose resignation was accepted, went to the Islamabad High Court and gave an oath that he did not resign.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, former Pakistani parliament speaker Asad Qaisar demanded an immediate election, according to The News International. He urged Raja Pervez Chaudhry to accept the mass resignation submitted by PTI MNA. Notably, 123 PTI members of Parliament simultaneously submitted their resignations on April 11, two days after Party Chairman Imran Khan was removed from the position of Prime Minister through a motion of no confidence.


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