Pakistan

PM, parliamentary leaders oppose de-seating of PTI MNAs

ISLAMABAD: The meeting of the parliamentary leaders, presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ended in Islamabad.

Sources informed that except all the parties, Jamiat-e-Ulema Fazl and Mutahidda Qaumi Movement are bent-on discussing the matter of de-seating PTI parliamentarians.

The parliamentary leaders the Prime Minister requested both the parties – MQM and JUI-F – to review their decision and withdraw their resolutions against the PTI.

Both the parties have now sought 24 hours to discuss the issue with their party members.

The participants of the meeting are discussing the Report of Judicial Commission on alleged rigging in the general election 2013.

Earlier the meeting discussed the resolutions submitted by MQM and JUI-F in the National Assembly regarding the issue of de-seating PTI members of the National Assembly who remained absent from the house over 40 days.

According to Assembly rules, a member who does not attend Assembly session continuously for 40 days stands disqualified as member of the House.

The leaders who attended the meeting include Syed Khursheed Shah, Maulana Fazalur Rehman, Rasheed Gudial, Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Ijaz ul Haq, Sirajul Haq, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, and Mushahid Hussain Syed.

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