The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) delegation, led by Asad Qaiser, was notified by National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf on Thursday that each legislator from the party would be contacted individually to verify the resignation.
As rumours of the party’s return to the assembly circulated, the delegation met with the speaker in his office to discuss their resignation verification issue.
Senior PTI leaders Qasim Suri, Amir Dogar, Dr. Shabbir Hussain, Ataullah, Fahim Khan, and Tahir Iqbal were also part of the group, which was led by former speaker Asad Qaiser.
The speaker addressed the delegation, “Doors are not closed in politics, and there should be contact between politicians. He further stated that the resignations would be decided by the assembly’s laws and the Constitution.”
The speaker continued by saying that he has asked PTI lawmakers to formally confirm the resignations. He continued by saying that after accepting a few resignations, a Karachi-based PTI lawmaker filed an appeal with a high court to prevent the resignation.
The NA speaker had been approached by Amir Dogar, who had asked him to meet with the PTI delegation.
Raja Parvez Ashraf claims that he welcomed them to his office and informed them that in a parliamentary democracy, conversation is the only way to resolve disputes. He did, however, clarify that individual meetings would still be required to verify their resignation.