Resolution in PA seeks cancellation of Ch Nisar’s membership


A Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker has submitted in the Punjab Assembly a resolution seeking the cancellation of disgruntled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s assembly membership, a private media outlet reported on Tuesday.

The resolution was submitted by PTI MPA Momina Waheed.

According to reports, the resolution states that Nisar is tarnishing the image of the legislature by not taking oath. “His stance is tantamount to the disservice of people of his constituency.”

Nisar had contested the July 25 general polls on four seats of the national and provincial assemblies as an independent candidate, but won only PP-10 Rawalpindi-V by securing 53,145. He, however, didn’t take oath as a member of the provincial assembly.

Another independent candidate, Naseerul Hasnain Shah, stood second by securing 22,253 votes while PTI candidate Naveed Sultana had grabbed the third position by bagging 19,247 votes.

Other seats that Nisar had submitted his nomination papers for included NA-63 Taxila, NA-59 Rawalpindi, PP-12 and PP-10.

Speaking to a private news channel on Monday, he had said that the government should be given time to show its performance.

He had also urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to think less and do more.