Politics: (JUI-F, MQM withdraw motions to de-seat PTI MNAs)

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) have withdrawn their motions regarding de-seating of 28 PTI members who were absent without leave of the Assembly for 40 consecutive days.

On behalf of MQM, Salman Khan Baloch moved the withdrawal motion while on behalf of JUI-F Naeema Kishwar Khan moved the withdrawal motion. Earlier, the National Assembly resumed its session on Thursday with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah appreciated JUI-F and MQM for withdrawal of their motions and said it is victory of democracy and Parliament. He lauded the role of the Speaker in handling the issue.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman said they always adopted the path of negotiations to resolve the issues. He said they withdrew their motion on the appeal of the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and after passage of the resolution for the supremacy of the Parliament. He said we have to move forward together for progress of the country and strengthening of democracy.

Dr Farooq Sattar said the withdrawal of motions after the passage of resolution will stabilize democracy in the country. He said the decision will establish supremacy of the Parliament. He said the government should pay attention towards human rights violations and ensure impartial monitoring system.