NA defers MQM, JUI-F resolutions seeking to de-seat PTI MNAs
July 28, 2015
ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The National Assembly on Tuesday deferred two resolutions moved by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) members seeking that the house declare seats of 28 PTI members who remained absent for 40 consecutive days vacant till next private members day. During the course of proceedings, Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar said on the occasion that the government wishes to resolve the issue with consensus. The chair deferred the resolutions. PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said two resolutions regarding deseating 28 PTI members are on the agenda and demanded that these should not be deferred and a decision should be taken in this regard. "The PTI members should come to Parliament and play their role," he siad. "We have accepted the decision of the Judicial Commission." Earlier, on a point order, Leader of the Opposition Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah said that the issue of resignations of PTI members should not be prolonged and should be decided once and for all.