Hashmi quits NA seat

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Javed Hashmi on Tuesday announced his resignation from the National Assembly seat.

He announced the decision while addressing joint session of the parliament. Hashmi said that future of Pakistan lies only in parliamentary democratic system and the upholding of Constitution 1973. He said that the parliament should be made more strong and meaningful for resolution of problems faced by the common men.

Giving his views on the Model Town tragedy, Hashmi said that strict action should be taken against those involved in the killing of 14 protestors. He said that Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri once offered him to join his party and he would be Prime Ministerial candidate of the PAT but he turned down the offer.

About his rift with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, he said that the PTI chairman had promised him that he would not go against the constitution, parliament and democracy. He said that he had also made it clear to Imran Khan that forming a technocrat government did not come under the purview of the Supreme Court.

On the resignations of the PTI members from the National Assembly, Javed Hashmi disclosed that none of the member resigned from the seat happily. He said that he had also asked Imran Khan not to put pressure on the members for resignations.

Concluding his speech, Javed Hashmi announced that he was 'happily' resigning from the National Assembly seat.

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