KARACHI – Another 35 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNAs resigned on Friday, with the approval of National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (PTI).
A report that President Arif Alvi is prepared to ask Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to accept a vote of confidence from the lower chamber of parliament prompted the development.
The announcement was tweeted by Pakistan’s National Assembly.
The Hon’ble Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan has been pleased to accept the resignations of the following Members of the National Assembly with effect from April 11, 2022, the date the respective resignation letters were submitted, according to clause (1) of Article 64 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, read with Rule 43 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly of Pakistan 2007.
After Imran Khan’s administration was overthrown by a motion of no confidence in April of last year, roughly 131 PTI-affiliated MNAs collectively offered their resignations.
Previously, on January 17, the NA speaker accepted 34 resignations. On July 28, 2022, he also accepted the resignations of 11 PTI legislators.
The following lawmakers’ resignations have been accepted:
Dr. Haider Ali Khan (NA-2)
Saleem Rehman, (NA-3)
Sahibzada Sibghatullah (NA-5)
Mehboob Shah (NA-6)
Muhammad Bashir Khan (NA-7)
The sixth Junaid Akbar (NA-8)
Sher Akbar Khan, number (NA-9)
Ali Khan Jadoon, (NA-16)
Engineer Usman Khan Tarakai (NA-19)
Mujahid Ali (NA-20)
Arbab Amir Ayub, (NA-28)
Sher Ali Arbab (NA-30)
Shahid Ahmed (NA-34)
Gul Dad Khan (NA-40)
Sajid Khan, (NA-42)
Muhammad Iqbal Khan (NA-44)
Aamer Mehmood Kiani, (NA-61)
Syed Faiz ul Hassan. (NA-70)
Chaudhry Shoukat Ali Bab. (NA-87)
Umar Aslam Khan (NA-93)
Amjad Ali Khan (NA-96)
Khurram Shahzad (NA-107)
Malik Karamat Ali Khokhar, number (NA-135)
Syed Fakhar Imam, number, (NA-150)
Zahoor Hussain Qureshi, number (NA-152)
Ibraheem Khan. (NA-158)
Tahir Iqbal (NA-164)
Aurangzeb Khan Khichi, number (NA-165)
Makhdoom Khusro BakhBar (NA-177)
Abdul Majeed Khan, (NA-187)
Andaleeb Abbas, (reserved seat)
Asma Qadeer (reserved seat)
Maleeka Ali Bokhari, (reserved seat)
Munawara Bibi Baloch, number (reserved seat).