PTI files plea in IHC over phase-wise acceptance of NA resignations

PTI files plea in IHC over phase-wise acceptance of NA resignations

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), challenging the phase-wise acceptance of the National Assembly (MNA) members’ resignation.

“A petition has been submitted before the IHC against the ECE accepting the resignations of 11 members of the assembly of their choice,” PTI Secretary General Asad Umar said in a tweet. “All members of the PTI resigned in front of the entire country. All resignations should be accepted at the same time,” the former minister maintained.

The PTI leader also alleged that the commission had itself “become a political party, which is unacceptable to us”.

Earlier, talking to media outside the IHC, Asad Umar said that his party approached the court against acceptance of the resignations of 11 MNAs.

“On April 11, 125 of our people resigned on the floor of the assembly, and on April 13, Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri accepted the resignation,” Umar said.

Last week, the ECP denotified 11 PTI MNAs following the approval of their resignations by NA Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

According to ECP, Ali Muhammad Khan, Fazal Muhammad Khan, Shaukat Ali, Fakhar Zaman Khan, Farrukh Habib, Ijaz Ahmad Shah, Jamil Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Akram Cheema, Abdul Shakoor Shad, Shireen Mehrunnisa Mazari, Shandana Gulzar Khan have been de-notified.