The coalition government is deliberating whether it should accept the resignations of PTI leaders Fawad Chaudhry, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and Shireen Mazari from the Parliament.
The coalition parties believe that the three PTI leaders’ resignation should be accepted as they had announced their decision to resign while addressing the lower house of Parliament. Among the three lawmakers, Mazari is the only one who has been elected on a reserved seat for women from Punjab.
Sources say that the allied parties have advised that the three leaders’ resignations should be accepted and by-elections should be held in their constituencies.
Sources also say that the PML-N’s allied parties have given Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif the right to decide whether the resignations should be accepted or rejected.
Officials privy to the development said that PM Shehbaz will share his decision on accepting the resignations very soon. It has also been decided that if by-elections are held, then joint candidates will be fielded in the constituencies.