NA speaker Pervaiz Ashraf refuses ‘en masse acceptance’ of PTI resignations

National Assembly (NA) Speaker of Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Thursday refused to accept resignations of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers all together as he insists that the resignations will be accepted only if the party members appear before him individually.

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A PTI delegation met NA speaker at his chamber to discuss verification of resignations of the party lawmakers.

The delegation was headed by former NA speaker Asad Qaiser while others members included Qasim Suri, Amir Dogar, Amjad Niazi and Faheem Khan.


Later in a press conference in Islamabad, he claimed having no like or dislike for any PTI member.

Accepting a resignation is a very difficult task and the ones accepted before were done in accordance with the Constitution, the speaker said.

Ashraf added that the Constitution clearly mentions that an MNA’s resignation must be written in his own handwriting.

“Doors for negotiations are never closed in politics, and we should resolve our matters by communication,” the speaker said.

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