ISLAMABAD: The spokesperson of the National Assembly on Sunday assured the parliamentarians of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to call them to confirm their resignations which have already been tendered to the Speaker.
The NA spokesperson has given a statement in a letter to the opposition party–the PTI’s members regarding their resignations. “In the context of the news reports being circulated in Electronic and press Media regarding Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf decision to appear collectively in the office of the Speaker of National Assembly and confirm their resignations from their respective seats of National Assembly, the Spokesperson of National Assembly Secretariat has drawn attention to the letter written by National Assembly Secretariat on 22nd December 2022 to PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qurashi in response to his letter,” the statement said Sunday.
The spokesperson said in the letter that the every MNA of the PTI will have to personally confirm his resignation as they will be called under paragraph (B) of sub-rule 43 of the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly, 2007 for confirmation of the resignations. It may be recalled that PTI members of the National Assembly were invited to the Chamber of the NA Speaker for confirmation of resignations from 06 to 10 June 2022. And, despite being formally invited, no member of the PTI came to the Speaker’s office to confirm his or her resignation. (NNI)