Imran seeks resignations from party MPs; PTI denies

* Party leader says all legislators will submit resignations to PTI’s parliamentary committee at a meeting today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday asked for resignations from his party’s lawmakers as part of his anti-government movement.
Ahead of the PTI’s proposed Azadi March on August 14, the chief of the second major opposition party seemed to play the ‘resignation card’ to create a major constitutional crisis in the country.
Confirming the news, PTI leader Hamidul Haq said that before a formal meeting of the PTI’s parliamentary committee being held today (Sunday), all members of the party in the National Assembly would submit their resignation letters.
Haq also said that 17 members from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) were committed to handing over their resignation to the party chief.
The last core committee meeting of the party held in Islamabad had discussed the option of taking resignations from its MNAs and MPAs to be further submitted to the speakers of the provincial assemblies concerned and the National Assembly speaker if the government did not open the election results of four NA constituencies for verification.
“It was not a principal decision of the party but only an option was discussed among the senior leadership of the party,” a source in the PTI said.
Meanwhile, a PTI spokesperson refuted reports that Imran Khan had sought resignations from the party MPs. Shireen Mazari denied that a decision had been made regarding submission of resignations. She said there would be talks on this matter during a meeting on August 4. 

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