PTI lawmakers are ‘strangers’ in Parliament: MQM

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ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar said Monday that lawmakers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) were not members of Parliament more in line with the Constitution.

“Today PTI lawmakers returned home after a long time. It should be clear that these legislators and resigned seven months ago,” he said.

He said the A clause of Article 64 of the Constitution of Pakistan says that any legislator to submit his resignation is deemed to have resigned immediately if the waiver is not taken back.

It is not the privilege of the speaker so that they can return to the House, said.

“The Constitution also says that if a member is absent from the House for more than 40 days, be deemed not to be an MP anymore,” he added.

We try to tell the President that are not strangers in the house, “said Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.

Sattar said that was equivalent to “make a joke of democracy” to allow these “foreigners” back into the house.

NA Speaker said Ayaz Sadiq has to clarify its position on the matter.

“We are the guardians of the Constitution. We will continue to protest as long as we do not get an answer on this from the speaker. And if necessary, we will also knock on the door of the court,” Sattar said.

“We will continue to protest. Whether it’s a strike or not, we inform at 5:00 pm,” he said.

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