National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday said the salaries of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers who resigned from the assembly have been withheld.
In an informal conversation with reporters in the press gallery of the parliament, he said if any member of parliament moves a motion against PTI’s absent lawmakers, he would be bound to conduct a vote. Upon getting a majority, the PTI members can be declared ineligible, he said.
He said that PTI lawmakers laughed when he telephoned them to ask about their resignations.
Responding to allegations regarding election rigging, he said that he is ready to undergo a Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) scan, Computerised Tomography (CT) scan and even a blood test. He further alleged that he has been a victim of “political terrorism”.
He said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan has so far failed to produce any evidence of rigging against him in the tribunal and if the result of NA-122 investigation is released, Imran will be left with no chance of protest.
Upon PTI’s insistence, Nadra is to check the votes polled in NA-118, NA-122 and NA-125 in Lahore, the stronghold of the Sharif brothers and their party PML-N.