Wednesday, February 1, 2023

PTI decides to resign from National Assembly after Imran Khan’s permission

Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that he would not sit in the assemblies with these thieves, prompting the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to announce its decision to resign from the National Assembly.

Sheikh Rasheed, in announcing the decision, stated that participation in the assemblies would only serve to bolster Shehbaz Sharif’s position and that it had been decided to submit resignations from the National Assembly as a result.

“Imran Khan supported my offer during the parliamentary party meeting,” he said, adding that Khan would travel to Peshawar on Wednesday to discuss the issue further. “Every Sunday, Imran Khan will issue an appeal to the people to come out and oppose the foreign conspiracy,” he stated emphatically.

Murad Saeed, a PTI Member of Parliament, was the first PTI Member of Parliament to tender his resignation to the Speaker of the National Assembly.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan met with Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri and gave him instructions on the National Assembly session that will take place today. “Imran Khan also informed Qasim Suri about the resignations filed by the party’s members of parliament,” according to people familiar with the meeting’s specifics.

Early in the day, Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, arrived in Parliament ahead of the election for the position of the country’s next prime minister.

Members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) greeted the former prime minister upon his arrival in Parliament, giving him a standing ovation after the party leader was ousted by the National Assembly.

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The PTI chairman is presiding over a meeting of the parliamentary party, during which the party will vote on whether to accept or reject the resignations from the various assemblies.

When the former prime minister was asked about the PTI’s power shows across the country last night during a press conference upon his arrival, Khan responded that Allah is the one who bestows respect, not him.

Following Imran Khan’s ejection from the National Assembly, the National Assembly will convene on Monday (today) at 2 p.m. to elect a new prime minister for the country.

Shehbaz Sharif, President of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and Shah Mahmood Qureshi, leader of the PTI, are both fighting for the coveted position.

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