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Motion seeking to de-seat PTI MNAs: MQM, JUI-F stepped back

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Muttahid Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Jamaiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) have taken back their movement to de-seating of 28 PTI MNAs who remained absent without leave of the Assembly for forty consecutive days during D-Chowk Sit-in.

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Salman Khan Baloch, on behalf of MQM, moved the withdrawal motion while Naeema Kishwar Khan representing JUI-F moved the withdrawal motion.

Earlier, the National Assembly Session started with Ayaz Sadi chaired the House where the resolution which was moved by the JUI-F chief said that it is obligatory for all political parties to respect the stature of the Parliament.

Meanwhile, different members of the assembly expressed their views and stance:

“We are ready to sacrifice anything for strengthening democracy,” Maulana Fazlur Rahman said adding that ‘when majority decides something then minority should respect it.’

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‘The JUI-F has always tried to resolve issues through dialogue and consultation.’

MQM’s leader Farooq Sattar said: “Altaf Hussain has taken the resolution back on the request of the NA speaker, the prime minister, the leader of the opposition and leaders of other political parties”.

The leader of opposition Khursheed Shah, while addressing the House, termed the withdrawal of motions as a victory for democracy. He appreciated the role played by speaker Ayaz Sadi in pursuing the matter of de-seating of PTI MNAs.

“We have sacrificed a lot for bringing democracy to the country,” Khursheed Shah said.

Previously, a resolution was presented in the House seeking de-seating of PTI members in the wake of Judicial Commission Report about rigging allegations on General Elections 2013 levelled by PTI chairman Imran Khan and his party.

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