Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has urged the disgruntled PTI MNAs in Sindh House to return. He assured them that no one will take any action against them.
The interior minister made the statements during a press conference in Islamabad following PTI’s consultative meeting with PM Khan. While talking to reporters, Sheikh Rashid claimed that the country’s political situation is worsening.
Referring to the PTI lawmakers, the minister asked the lawmakers staying in the Sindh House to consult with their constituencies. He told me to ask their voters what they thought about their decision.
Earlier, it was revealed that several PTI MNAs sought refuge in the Sindh House. The PTI government accused them of accepting bribes from the Opposition. Meanwhile, the PTI MNAs claimed that they stayed in the Sindh House as a precautionary measure owing to the parliamentary house attack.
Nevertheless, the MNAs have come under heavy fire both from the PTI government as well as their voters. Videos are going viral on social media of voters from the MNAs’ respective constituencies protesting against them.
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Sheikh Rashid’s message to PTI MNAs
Regarding this, Sheikh Rashid appealed to the disgruntled PTI MNAs to reconsider their decision.
“I appeal to them to return [to PTI],” he said. “All those who have been sold should return to the party,” he added, assuring them that “no one will say anything to you”.
“If they did not return to the PTI, the MNAs would regret their decision,” Sheikh Rashid said. He also added that Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry will reveal the legal details as the government is taking the matter to the court.
“Come back so we can repaint you,” Sheikh Rashid told the MNAs.
Sheikh Rashid once again urged the disgruntled members to return, questioning them why are they hiding. Comparing the Sindh House in Islamabad with Pakistan Foreign Exchange (PSX), he said that the government would not conduct a raid on the building.
To clarify, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday that the government would file a reference in the Supreme Court asking it to interpret Article 63 (A) of the Constitution, which is related to disqualification of parliamentarians on grounds of defection.