NA speaker summons PTI leaders to verify resignations

Published: September 22, 2014
A view of the National Assembly. PHOTO: APP

A view of the National Assembly. PHOTO: APP

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly (NA) Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq summoned on Monday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNAs who had submitted their resignations from the National Assembly on August 22, Express News reported.

Sadiq has written a letter to PTI leaders Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad Umar, Arif Alvi, Shireen Mazari, Ali Muhammad and Munazza Hassan to appear before him to verify the signatures on their resignation letters.

This step is taken before resignations from the National Assembly are accepted, unless the lawmaker hands in the resignation to the speaker himself.

On August 22, 34 PTI MNAs, including Imran Khan, had submitted their resignations to the NA speaker’s office as part of their campaign to ouster the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government. The NA speaker is yet to accept their resignations.

On September 5, PTI president Javed Hashmi’s resignation was accepted by the NA speaker as he had submitted the resignation in person. On September 2 while addressing the joint session of Parliament after a fiery speech, Hashmi handed his resignation to Sadiq.

However, other PTI leaders did not do the same when they attended the session and as a result have to verify their letters.

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