Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Ali Awan said Imran Khan has given directions to the party lawmakers not to appear before the National Assembly speaker for verification of resignations.
Speaking with a local newspaper, Awan said that the government had accepted Usman Buzdar’s resignation, which was written to the then prime minister Imran Khan. “However resignations already accepted by [NA] deputy speaker are not being accepted. We have been advised not to appear before speaker as it is mockery of the constitution,” he said.
In another development, PTI chairman Imran Khan clarified he had called the Sharif brothers, Mir Jaffar and Mir Sadiq, and rejected the accusation that he had criticized the Pakistan Army in his speech in Abbottabad.
The former prime minister also claimed he was doing jihad for the country rather than engaging in politics. While speaking to party leaders, Khan said the PM Shehbaz was wrongly accusing him for “hatching a grand conspiracy against Pakistan”.
PM Shehbaz had alleged his predecessor had maligned institutions, the constitution and the state during his speech. He cautioned that legal action would be pursued, adding that Khan’s doings could be considered a conspiracy against the country and not politics.