ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the political uncertainty still continues in Pakistan after the National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz accepted 35 more resignations of PTI MNAs.
Remember that the Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf MNA’s had resigned from the lower house of parliament after the no confidence motion against the ouster of PTI chief Imran Khan succeeded in April 2022.
The Secretariat of National Assembly has released a press release which says that the resignations were accepted in accordance with clause (1) of Article 64 of the Constitution and rules of procedure and conduct of Business in the NA.
قومی اسمبلی اسپیکر راجہ پرویز اشرف نے قواعد و ضوابط کے مطابق پی ٹی آئی کے مزید 35 ارکان اسمبلی کے استعفے منظور کر لئے_ pic.twitter.com/QokSWmn9hk— National Assembly of 🇵🇰 (@NAofPakistan) January 20, 2023
According to the press release issued by the National Assembly “In accordance with clause (1) of Article 64 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, read with Rule 43 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly of Pakistan 2007, the Hon’ble Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan has been pleased to accept the resignations of the following Members of the National Assembly with effect from April 11, 2022, the date when the letter of respective resignations was submitted,” the statement says.
The press release of National Assembly also says that the resignations had been accepted with effect from 11 April 2022, the date when the letters of respective resignations were submitted, said Radio Pakistan.
After the approval of the resignations of the concerned PTI members, the same summary was sent to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to de-notify the PTI lawmakers.