Pakistan

PTI demands Ayaz Sadiq’s resignation after ECP verdict

ISLAMABAD: Moments after Election Commission of Pakistan’s verdict dismissing disqualification reference against Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen was out, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Naeem-ul-Haq came up with a demand seeking resignation of the National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, ARY News reported.

The NA speaker last year had forwarded a reference to the ECP seeking disqualification of Khan from the legislature.

The reference against Imran Khan’s off-shore companies, his flats outside Pakistan, income and Bani Gala land was submitted by PML-N lawmakers including Daniyal Aziz, Talal Chaudhry and others to the ECP.

They claimed that the PTI chief was no more eligible to remain assembly’s member under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution, hence his disqualification was ‘imminent’.

PTI chief Imran Khan had rejected all the allegations. PTI’s spokesperson, Naeemul Haq, told media today that his party would now seek resignation from the NA speaker.

In addition, he said his party was now filing against Sharif brothers for their ‘self-glorifying’ advertisements, thus toning down the actual purpose of the ad, said Naeemul Haq while speaking to media here.

He expressed hope that soon the Panamagate case verdict would be out, and “it will be based on the truth”.

He insisted that the PTI wanted next general elections to be ‘free, fair and transparent’.

 

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