MQM, JUI-F ask for another week to reconsider PTI’s deseating motion

ISLAMABAD: The saga of deseating Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf from the National Assembly continues, Aaj News reported.

At a parliamentary session held on Tuesday, the Jamiat Ulema Islami asked for a week to reconsider their decision whereas the Muttahida Qaumi Movement asked for another two days.

The session in the national assembly was conducted under Speaker Ayaz Sadiq’s supervision.

From the government’s side Sheikh Aftab of the PML-N, requested MQM and JUI-F to take back their motion on deseating PTI.

Opposition leader Khursheed Shah said that he was with everyone who stands for democracy.

Meanwhile, Shah Mahmood Qureshi of the PTI said that if the government wants PTI to be part of the parliament then it should take back its motion asking the party’s parliamentarians to deseat.

After the judicial commission on PTI’s allegation of rigging was proved baseless by the Supreme Court, the MQM and JUI-F have raised a deseating motion for PTI parliamentarians. They say that the PTI held the country’s economy hostage because of a 120 day protest in the capital.

On the other hand the Pakistan People’s Party and PML-N have shown solidarity with PTI and asked MQM and JUI-F to set aside their differences and take back the motion.