LAHORE: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has claimed he will remain “neutral” in the matter pertaining to unseating Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf members of the House.
Talking to reporters here on Saturday, Mr Sadiq said the government was trying to convince both the MQM and the JUI-F to withdraw the resolution for unseating the PTI legislators.
He said he had no grudge against PTI chairman Imran Khan. “Had I wanted to take revenge from him (Imran) I would have allowed debate on the matter on the floor of the House,” he said, adding he was targeted (by the PTI and its chief) but he never made the Speaker’s office controversial. He said all members were equal in the eyes of the Speaker.
The Speaker further said he had reissued notices to the PTI MNAs but they would not turn up for confirmation of their resignations (during Islamabad sit-in). “I am playing a neutral role in the matter,” he added.