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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court reiterated its recommendation for PTI to return and join the National Assembly as the people elected their MPs for a five-year term.

The top court’s recommendation came while hearing PTI’s appeal against the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision to dismiss its appeal against partial acceptance of the resignations of party MNAs.

The party was directed to return to Parliament and participate in the SC by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, who headed a two-member bench that also included Justice Aisha Malik. After hearing the arguments, the court adjourned the case for an indefinite period.

The decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP(PTI)) to accept the resignation of 11 MNAs, but reject the “pure” resignation of all 123 members, was initially challenged by the PTI in a submission to the IHC. But on September 6, the IHC rejected the request.

Two days after PTI chief Imran Khan was sacked as prime minister in response to a no-confidence motion moved by the then opposition, all PTI MNAs suddenly resigned on April 11.

On April 15, Suri accepted each resignation after Asad Kayser stepped down as interim Speaker of the National Assembly. But after Raja Pervez Ashraf was elected Speaker, he decided to call each MNA individually to confirm their resignation.

The choice was made as a result of the fact that some of the resignation letters sent by the deputies were typewritten, which is contrary to the standards of the National Assembly.

Hearing today:

The apex court, during today’s hearing, said that the IHC has taken a clear decision to accept the resignations of MNAs in a phased manner.

“The Speaker is authorized by law to accept resignations of the MNA. First of all, if the speaker’s rights are violated, Article 69 will apply,” the judge said.


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