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Deadlock intensifies between NA speaker & PTI MNAs over resignations

NA speaker Raja Parvez Ashraf said that dialogues are the only solution in a parliamentary democracy, adding that the decision on the resignations will be made as per the Constitution and rules of the assembly.

National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf has asserted that for verification of the resignation the PTI lawmakers will be called individually. He reiterated that every party MNA has to personally confirm his resignation.

According to the details, a delegation of PTI MNAs led by Asad Qaiser met with Raja Pervez Ashraf. The delegation included Qasim Suri, Amir Dogar, Dr Shabbir Hussain, Ataullah, Fahim Khan, and Tahir Iqbal. The speaker and the delegation discussed the matter related to the resignations of PTI MNAs in detail.

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Speaking to the delegation, the NA speaker said that dialogues are the only solution in a parliamentary democracy, adding that the decision on the resignations will be made as per the Constitution and rules of the assembly. However, he reiterated that every party MNA has to personally confirm his resignation.

“Doors are not closed in politics there should be contact between politicians,” the speaker told the delegation. He added that decision on the resignations will be made as per the Constitution and rules of the assembly. Moreover, NA speaker Raja Parvez Ashraf also requested the PTI delegation to return to the Parliament.

It is pertinent to mention here that PTI announced mass resignations from the lower house of parliament on April 11, a day after the ouster of then prime minister Imran Khan through a vote of no-confidence.

Former NA deputy speaker Qasim Suri had accepted their resignations. However, on April 17, the newly elected NA speaker directed the assembly secretariat to deal with the resignations of the PTI lawmakers afresh and present them before him so that they could be treated as per law.

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On July 28, the speaker accepted the resignations of only 11 PTI lawmakers. The PTI challenged the move in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in August but court dismissed the petition.