The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members have been given until Thursday (tomorrow) to appear before Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf for the verification of their resignations.
The decision was taken during a meeting in the chair with the speaker and attended by deputy speaker and federal ministers.
The meeting was informed that office of the Speaker of the National Assembly had met all legal requirements for resignation verification and had given PTI legislators until Thursday to verify their resignations.
It is worth noted that several times, PTI MNAs skipped appearance before the NA Speaker Raja Parvaiz Ashraf to verify their resignations.
Earlier, the NA speaker decided to reinvite PTI MNAs in his chamber one by one in person for verification of their resignations in pursuance of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in NA, 2007.
However, PTI insisted against the procedure and demands acceptance of tendered resignations by its lawmakers all at once, without in person appearance.
The decision of not heading to the assembly was taken during a huddle in which PTI Vice President Shah Mahmood Qureshi lamented how Raja Pervez Ashraf ‘ignored’ his letter – sent earlier this month – to immediately accept their resignations.
The opposition party legislators were earlier invited by the speaker from June 6 to 10 for verification of their resignations, but none of them had turned up.