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Imran Khan resigns from National Assembly, says will not sit with 'thieves'

The voting on the no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was held in the country's National Assembly late on Saturday night, with 174 members recording their votes in favour of the motion that ousted the Imran Khan government.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk Islamabad Updated on: April 11, 2022 17:28 IST
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Imran Khan resigns from National Assembly, says will not sit with 'thieves'

Highlights

  • Former Pak PM Imran Khan on Monday resigned from the National Assembly.
  • The development comes after Imran Khan said that he will not sit in the assemblies with 'thieves'.
  • Many leaders from the PTI tendered their resignations to the Pak National Assembly today.

Expressing discontent over the Prime Ministerial elections in Pakistan, former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday resigned from the National Assembly. The development comes after Imran Khan said that he will not sit in the assemblies with 'thieves'.

"The man who has 16 billion and 8 billion rupees of corruption cases, whoever selects and elects the Prime Minister can not be a big insult to the country. We are resigning from the National Assembly," Imran Khan was quoted as saying by PTI's official Twitter account.

Many leaders from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party tendered their resignations to the Pak National Assembly today. PTI Member of National Assembly (MNA) Murad Saeed was the first member of the party who submitted his resignation to the Speaker of the National Assembly, as per ARY News.

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Confirming the decision, Pakistan's former Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said that sitting in the assembly would strengthen the Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif and therefore it has been decided to submit their resignation from the National Assembly.

"Imran Khan supported my suggestion during the parliamentary party meeting," he said and added that Khan would visit Peshawar on Wednesday. "Imran Khan will give a call to people every Sunday to come out against the foreign conspiracy," Rasheed said.

Earlier in the day, the PTI held a parliamentary party meeting at the Parliament House in Islamabad, reported Radio Pakistan. The meeting was chaired by Imran Khan.

The voting on the no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was held in the country's National Assembly late on Saturday night, with 174 members recording their votes in favour of the motion that ousted the Imran Khan government. 

(With ANI Inputs)

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