Attempt to de-seat PTI - submitting a resolution by JUI (F) & MQM in National Assembly asking legitimacy of PTI presence in the parliament through voting who remained absent from the lower house of parliament during 126 days Sit-in in Islamabad.
JUI (F) & MQM led coalition partner moved a motion to de-seat 28 PTI members who were absent without leave of the NA for 40 consecutive days to be declared vacant under Clause (2) of Article 64 of the Constitution.
PML-N govt. who as silent spectator watching the tussle emerged after judicial commission report (JCR). PML-N govt. its minsters not Pakistan People Party (PPP) are denouncing PTI & demanding to apologize in the parliament - who according to them PTI termed the parliament a fake & unmerited that’s came after apparent forgeries and tampering as PTI alleged the general election held in 2013 - now PTI has no right to sit in the same assembly.
PTI however referred that JCR also endorsed that there were acute mismanagement and lack of systematic criteria to conduct the general election which on the part of Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) should have ensured, entailed and & guaranteed to maintain its transparency and impartiality which ECP could not and failed to maintain its prime objective however there were no systematic fraud observed by PML-N, JCR report said.
So if JCR highlighting such irregularities in the election then it endorses to our claim said Imran Khan PTI chairman in a press conference.
Nevertheless we (PTI) as per the agreement while sending the case for judicial enquiry had agreed with the designated team of PML-N that PTI would accept the verdict and if JCR went against our allegation we would go back to the parliament, further added.
So if PTI now intends to go back to the assembly then what’s wrong – we are doing it as per the deal agreed between PML-N & PTI & this is something in writing too, he uttered.
Shah Mahmoud Qureshi PTI leader said that his party wants to play positive role in the parliament but the house may de-seat PTI MNAs.
We have accepted the JCR verdict and have asked the Election commission of Pakistan to take punitive action against Returning officer (ROs) & Presiding officers (POs) who made the electoral process controversial, cheated and tampered the sanctity of transparent polls that’s caused us to go for Judicial inquiry.
There is no matter of any apology or the ruling for vote of no confidence against us being asked by JUI (F) & MQM & other members of the parliament who is keeping the parliament in a state of commotion and & noise and confusion, said an stalwart. .
These handful number of parliamentarian their stubbornly unyielding attitude will get the situation more tense and keeping the print and electronic media busy in no profitable business of the govt. instead doing any legislation or think to move forward with a good opening to complete the pace of democracy continue, political analyst said.
If JUI (F) & MQM remains arrogant & chesty to call for vote of no-confidence in the assembly such tactics from any point of view will not be commendable and even Pakistan People Party (PPP) who is in opposition - always has been vociferating & preferring to keep the democracy candle alight will confront the resolution and will go against the call, said a senior journalist.
The PML-N should understand that there is third eye who is monitoring very closely all such unproductive campaign continuing - it will be viable and rational for PML-N to run the govt. and complete its tenure & wrap up the baseless resolution.
PML-N should foresee that JUI (F) treats national politics in KPK as a hereditary or its ancestral legacy and that the reason they did not accept PTI govt. in KPK since inception.
People of KPK rejected JUI (F) in the election but despite their defeat they started to work against PTI and that’s the reason JUI (F) and its coterie in KPK have built a fronts & keeping political environment in KPK messy and illogical confrontations against PTI.
As far as MQM it’s a retaliation as PTI wants to prevail in Karachi which currently does not seem possible as MQM has a big mandate in this cosmopolitan city of 30 million where majority of Urdu speaking resides along with other nationals; Here multiple languages are spoken – its population augmenting every passing day as Karachi is a commercial hub and it embraces everyone who ever migrated from up countries - and Karachi contributes good revenue as a single source in the country.
As per JCR - correct the Election-conduct’s method and procedure, do some systematic work and make the ECP most effective and trust worthy, bring a centralized monitoring system of electoral process across the country – buy the electronic computer oriented machine and give the ROs & POs required training – appoint a talented staff – make proper revamping & reforms in electoral process that’s may discourage the election non-controversial and unsuspecting, said a seasoned politician.
Therefore parliamentarian sitting in the assembly should not cough poison as some member of PML-N seems have been given the only task to criticize, attack and counter attack in TV talk shows like Mohammad Talal Chowdary, Abid Sher Ali, Mashahid Hussain, Pervez Rasheed, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Khawaja Asif, Danial etc who do regular press conferences and character assassination to PTI main stream which is of course brings nothing but causes to widen the gap in building a good political environment in the country – criticism should be there but a healthy criticism not criticism for the sake of criticism, said political observer.