PESHAWAR, 4 August: The federal government has said it will oppose the proposed resolution in the National Assembly by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement for de-seating the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar told the National Assembly on Monday that the federal government recognises the PTI’s mandate and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wants the opposition parties to play their role in the Parliament. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) have also supported the government’s stance over the issue.

Besides the MQM, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has also submitted a resolution in the National Assembly for de-seating the PTI members. Both the parties are of the view that the PTI MNAs resigned from the assembly during the sit-in and did not take their resignations back after which they have no right to sit in the assembly.

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