NA speaker summons PTI MNAs to confirm resignations

National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf on Monday summoned PTI MNAs – who had quit en masse in the aftermath of their government’s ouster last month – to confirm the “voluntary character and genuineness” of their resignation letters.

The NA speaker summoned the party legislators on June 6, the assembly’s spokesperson said in a statement, adding that the total number of MNAs who had resigned stood at 131. According to the NA spokesperson, the letters have been dispatched to the MNAs, informing them about the pre-condition of their appearance for acceptance of the resignations.

“I am directed to refer to the letter dated 11-4-2022 regarding your resignation from the seat of the National Assembly and to state that in pursuance of paragraph (b) of sub-rule (2) of rule 43 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, 2007, Honourable Speaker has desired to invite you in his Chamber for inquiry regarding voluntary character and genuineness of aforesaid resignation letter before its acceptance,” reads the letter sent to the PTI MNAs.

The spokesperson said the process for confirmation of the resignations will continue till June 10. “As many as 30 members will meet the NA speaker on a daily basis.”