PTI Vice-Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the party has yet to step down in the House of Representatives, refusing claims from fellow leader Fawad Chaudhry that the party’s MNA should submit a lump sum resignation on Monday. He said he had not decided.
“Today the party’s key committee met under the chairmanship of Imran Khan,” Qureshi said while appearing on the ARY news show Sawal Ye Hai.
He said he also discussed whether the party should remain in the National Assembly under the current circumstances, apart from establishing his name as the PTI’s candidate for the prime ministerial election against Shehbaz Sharif.
“There has been discussion on this matter, but no final decision has been made. The former Prime Minister has decided to convene a meeting of the party member’s National Assembly Committee tomorrow at 12:00 PM. The opinions of his supporters at this difficult time will be heard after that meeting,” he said. will come down,” he said.
When asked what the party’s prevailing views were on the resignation, Qureshi said, “Anything Imran Khan wants will happen. He will make a decision and whatever decision is going to be accepted by everyone.
“But we are a democratic party and Imran Khan listens to everyone and makes decisions. In my personal opinion, and from what I have gathered during the discussion, the majority of party members think we should protest in the National Assembly. Even with the outside public Contact me.”
He said that if Khan decided to resign, he would accept and resign whenever the party’s ideological members asked for it.
Early Arguments Against Chaudhry and Rashid
Chaudhry earlier announced in an afternoon press conference that his party had decided to resign from the House of Representatives, a day after former Prime Minister Imran Khan lost his government in a successful no-confidence measure.
He said the resignation decision involved the acceptance of the nomination documents for PML-N president Shevaz Sharif for the prime minister election, which the PTI has contested. In subsequent developments, the NA Secretariat rejected objections and accepted Shehbaz’s nomination.
Speaking to the Islamabad press along with other PTI leaders and officials, Chaudhry said PTI’s Central Core Executive Committee (CEC) meeting was held at Bani Gala with Imran Khan “where the whole situation was analyzed” Chaudhry said.
He said the CEC had recommended Khan to resign from the parliament, starting with the PTI. “Our opposition to Shebaz Sharif [nomination] “If the paperwork is not processed, we will resign tomorrow,” he said.
Chaudhry detailed PTI’s decision to nominate Vice-Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi for the post of prime minister after a successful no-confidence vote on Khan, saying that challenging the election provided a way to challenge Shehbaz’s nomination documents. .
He said it was “a great injustice” for Shevaz to run for prime minister on the day he was charged with money laundering.
“It could be more insulting to Pakistan for a foreign importing government to be imposed on Pakistan and someone like Shebaz to be the head,” he said.
It is appropriate to mention that the Federal Investigation Agency’s Special Court (Central-I) will likely prosecute Shehbaz and son Hamza in a Rs 14 billion money laundering case on Monday (April 11).
Commenting on the circumstances surrounding the success of the no-confidence vote, Chaudhry said there were no “two opinions” at PTI’s CEC meeting, not a “very big conspiracy.”
“What happened here was a foreign regime change operation,” he said. “We think this is a slap in the face. [the face of] Pakistani people. We reject it. The whole nation expects Imran Khan’s leadership and expects PTI to come to the streets. [against] This foreign conspiracy.”
On behalf of the PTI CEC and Imran Khan, he appealed to the public to come out and protest after Isha prayed at their respective regional headquarters. PTI later announced a calendar of protests in several cities across the country.
Chaudhry said the PTI would now “disappoint the people” and would amount to “a betrayal of the country’s politics and constitution” if Khan did not lead a large-scale movement. He said a more complete plan would come later and the country would move to new elections in the coming weeks and months.
“Whoever made this [political] The crisis was at odds with the state. I think the crisis has been further complicated by the Supreme Court’s decision,” he said, referring to the Supreme Court’s order to return to the National Assembly on Thursday and the no-confidence bill.
Referring to last night’s case when the Islamabad High Court and Supreme Court opened late into the night, Chaudhry said such activity was “heavy dislike” by the public who are now expressing their views on the case on social media.
“No system in Pakistan will have sanctity until we keep this government out,” he added.
Asked by PTI supporters about “trolling” of Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial and his family, Chaudhry distanced himself from such factors. The party “cannot control social media,” the party said.
“We can only affect known people and we can’t control everyone’s mind, so people with problems [trolling] Don’t blame us for being against them on social media.”
Speaking in front of Chaudhry, Sheikh Rashid, chairman of the Awami Islamic Federation, a key ally of PTI, was more direct in his resignation announcement.
“It has been decided that we cannot be involved in Congress with these thieves and deceivers. Everyone unanimously decided that we would collectively resign from NA,” he said. “All members resign”…