PTI MNAs could not meet NA speaker for verification of resignations due to his non presence

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ISLAMABAD: PTI Members of National Assembly (MNAs) reached National Assembly (NA) speaker’s chamber for verification of resignations but they could not meet him due to his non presence.

PTI MNAs reached NA speaker chamber Friday but speaker was not present in his chamber. The MNAs had to return without meeting NA speaker.

PTI leader Asad Qaisar while talking to the media men after his return from chamber said speaker attitude is extremely deplorable.

He went on to say speaker NA himself had said “ you should come to assembly. He had asked us to come one by one and then the resignations will be accepted.

Then how he accepted 35 resignations, he questioned. We all MNAs have come here to tender resignation. We want our 125 resignations should be accepted en masse. We will not accept care taker government.

Fawad Chaudhry said we are standing before parliament helplessly. I ask from speaker where are our 18 MNAs who were in contact with you. Speaker has no status.

He underlined Pakistan is heading towards default.

Asad Umar said election is only solution to pull out the country out of morass. We have come here to resign but all the staff including speaker is absent. Postponing general election further is not in the interest of Pakistan at any cost.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said speaker has said he cannot accept resignation unless he becomes satisfied.

Speaker has escaped from his constitutional obligation., he added.

Our parliamentary party meeting took place. Our meeting was still underway that speaker NA accepted resignations of our 35 more MNAs, he underlined.

We have brought the remaining members that their resignations be accepted, he added.

There is contradiction between what he used to say and what he is saying,