This comes ahead of elections for the country’s next prime minister. Imran Khan was quoted by PTI as saying, “The man who has 16 billion and 8 billion rupees of corruption cases, whoever selects and elects the Prime Minister cannot be a big insult to the country. We are resigning from the National Assembly.”
The former interior minister of Pakistan, Sheikh Rasheed confirmed the decision saying that sitting in the assembly would strengthen the Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif, and therefore it was decided that they would tender their resignations.
Rasheed said, “Imran Khan supported my suggestion during the parliamentary party meeting," he said and added that Khan would visit Peshawar on Wednesday. "Imran Khan will give a call to people every Sunday to come out against the foreign conspiracy.”
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Member of the national assembly (MNA) Murad Saeed was the first party member to submit his resignation to the Speaker of the National Assembly, according to ARY News.
PTI had held a parliamentary party meeting earlier in the day at the Parliament House in Islamabad which was chaired by Imran Khan, reported Radio Pakistan.
The election for the country’s new Prime Minister will be held today in the Pakistani Parliament after Khan was ousted following a no-confidence vote in the national assembly.
A total of 174 members of the assembly voted in favour of the no-confidence motion that ousted the Imran Khan led PRI government.