NA speaker defers resolutions against PTI for week

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ISLAMABAD  – The National Assembly on Tuesday has deferred resolutions for a week which were tabled by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to de-seat Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members.

Opposition leader in the NA Khursheed Shah said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the government do not want to de-seat PTI members. The matter of de-seating PTI members was raised after inquiry commission issued its report over alleged rigging allegations leveled against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Sahibzada Tariqullah and Jamshed Dasti urged MQM and JUI-F to withdraw resolutions for the sake of democracy. Whereas the MQM members including Kanwar Naveed Jamil said that it is not a petty issue and needs to be resolved in accordance with the Constitution of Pakistan.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that voting on the resolutions should be delayed until July 29. Whereas, Naeema Kishore said that PTI members could not be considered members of the Parliament according to the Constitution of Pakistan after they had handed in their resignations.

PTI vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that voting on the resolutions should not be delayed as the members do not want this issue hanging over heads. He urged assembly member to vote over the resolutions and let the decision be known.

Earlier on July 27, Dar had tabled memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the government and PTI on matter of establishment of commission.

2015-07-28

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