PTI MNA’s kept Speaker NA waiting from 11-4

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members of the national assembly kept Speaker Ayaz Sadiq waiting to verify their resignations from 11AM till 4PM but never showed.

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Ayaz Sadiq revealed his side of the story at a press briefing in Islamabad.

Sadiq said, PTI’s Central Vice President Shah Mehmood Qureshi had told him earlier that PTI legislators would come for verification as a group. The speaker added, he had communicated to Qureshi that PTI members may come as a group but the verification will be conducted individually. Sadiq says he must verify whether resignations were tendered willingly or due to pressure.

The speaker further added, that out of 33 PTI MNAs 22 came to the assembly but none of them appeared before him for verification. The speaker concluded that he is left with no other option than to write to the Election Commission of Pakistan and inform them of the situation.