‘Disgruntled’ PTI MNAs decide to form forward bloc; party denies

ISLAMABAD: As many as 11 disgruntled Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNAs have decided to form a forward bloc after developing serious differences with the party leadership over the issue of resignations, however, a spokesman denies the media reports. 
Media reported that PTI MNA from Peshawar Gulzar Khan accused the party leadership of not consulting the lawmakers over the decision of resignations during the sit-in in Islamabad. He said that they were neither consulted nor taken on board over such a big decision. However, a spokesperson of Gulzar Khan, talking to INP, denied the reports regarding formation of forward bloc, saying Gulzar has been sick for the last one week and at home. He said there is no truth in such reports as all the party lawmakers have complete confidence in the able leadership of party chief Imran Khan. He said such report are being disseminated by anti-PTI forces who are hell-bent to develop a breach in the party ranks.  
PTI had on Friday submitted the resignations of its lawmakers in the National Assembly Secretariat as per the decision of the party to quit the national and provincial assembly seats, except the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Quershi submitted a sealed envelope containing the resignations of party lawmakers in the Assembly Secretariat as the National Assembly speaker was away. PTI’s sealed envelope would, however, be opened by the speaker himself. 

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