A large number of dissident members of parliament from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are housed in Islamabad’s Sindh House, and on Thursday, Raja Riaz and Malik Nawab Sher Washer stated that they will vote on the no-confidence resolution against Prime Minister Imran Khan “according to their conscience.”
Many more PTI members, including MNAs Noor Alam Khan and Basit Bukhari, were seen on video staying at the facility, obviously signaling their support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming vote that would decide his political future.
Raja Riaz Interview
The Jahangir Tareen group’s Riaz indicated in an interview with Geo News presenter Hamid Mir that about 24 PTI MPs were staying in the Sindh House because they feared government action similar to the raid on Parliament Lodges on March 10. Riaz is a member of the Jahangir Tareen group.
He said that if Prime Minister Imran Khan assured him that no MNAs would be subjected to police action regardless of their vote, he would shift from Sindh House to the Parliament Lodges complex.
“The media, as well as the whole nation, is aware that the police raided the lodges and tortured our opposition Member of Parliament. The Lodges incident occurred only after that incident occurred, and it was only after that incident that we realised it could happen to us as well; this is why we’re here to speak out against the lawlessness and inflation that have plagued our country for so long “Riaz spoke with Nadeem Malik, a reporter for Samaa News, about his life.
“Our bank account is completely depleted. As long as the Lord permits, we plan to cast our votes in accordance with our moral principles. We are not in the least bit alarmed. We’re just here as a precautionary measure, after all.
Whenever he is approached with an offer of bribe, he politely declines.
Fawad Chaudhary against Opposition
The opposition’s no-confidence motion in the parliament was defeated earlier this month, according to Pakistan’s information minister, Fawad Chaudhry, who claimed that three PTI MPs had been bought to support it.
When questioned whether he had received Rs200 million in exchange for switching allegiances, he chuckled and said, “I cannot comprehend accepting even a dime.”
According to Noor Alam Khan, another PTI MNA, when he learned of the allegations levelled against dissident MPs, he became “very furious.” “How did things turn out after we cast our votes for Imran Khan sahab and were paid Rs200 million? When we voted for the speaker, did we get 200 millimetres in return?”
He appealed to Pakistan’s highest court, the Islamabad High Court chief justice, the chief election commissioner, and the Islamabad district administration in order to ensure that every MNA, regardless of who he wishes to vote for, is given safety to travel to the National Assembly to vote on the no-confidence motion. He received no response.
When asked whether he meant to attend the Parliamentary session on the day of the vote, he said that he did not plan to do so “In no way, shape, or form. I have a legal right to it.”
3 Ministers of PTI Allocation
According to a statement issued by Dr. Kumar, three federal ministers have resigned from the PTI.
Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, another member of the National Assembly, stated why he picked Sindh House over the Parliament Lodges as his residence. According to him, two PTI members recently came to the Lodges and accused him of “becoming a traitor to the party” and threatened to vandalise his cars, which he denied.
“This happened the day before yesterday in the Parliamentary Lodges in Ottawa. They were dressed in a PTI uniform. My wife informed me that I had not been present at the time.”
“Once I established a working relationship with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, I sought a room at Sindh House via a third party. Murad Ali Shah informed me that all of the available rooms had been occupied, but I emphasised that my problem was genuine. Murad Ali Shah.
“When I arrived, I was met by a completely different environment. As a result, the PML-N has acquired the majority of MNAs, while the PML-Q has gained two to three, and the remaining MNAs are considering leaving the party.
Three federal ministers, he claims, have resigned from the ruling Pakistani People’s Party (PTI).
Basit Bukhari, a PTI member of parliament in Sindh House, also voiced his dissatisfaction with the party’s leadership.
Meanwhile, in an interview with renowned journalist Hamid Mir, MNA Malik Nawab Sher Waseer said that he would not be running for the PTI in the next general election.
According to the government, after a claim by Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Parvez Elahi that more than a dozen PTI MNAs had “gone AWOL,” the opposition had detained several governing party MPs in the Sindh Assembly before to the vote.
According to the prime minister, opposition leaders were sitting in Sindh House with “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in order to purchase the support of treasury MPs, and that he had urged that the election commission intervene.
PPP leader Faisal Karim Kundi hailed the participation of various MPs from Sindh House during a press conference held with PPP MNA Shazia Marri on Wednesday. “All members have the right to continue to be a part of the organisation. These are members of the opposition as well as our political allies from across the political spectrum “According to the MNAs, they were imprisoned there because they were concerned that they might be kidnapped before the vote of no-confidence was held.
The administration intends to take “decisive measures.”
Action against Horse trading MNA’s
Fawad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s Information Minister, announced earlier today that “strong action” will be taken against alleged horse-trading and the imprisonment of Members of Parliament (MNAs) in Sindh House.
A video shared on Twitter by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf depicted him declaring that Sindh House was the “capital of horse-trading at the present time” (PTI).
MNAs have been threatened with violence, arrest & dire consequences if they take part in no confidence process. Their lives, liberty and family are under threat. MNAs will take any and all means for their own protection against this fascist regime.1/2
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) March 17, 2022
“According to accounts, Sindh House has become the horse-trading centre of the city, and police have been sent to detain those involved in the activity. It’s a great pity, really. We’d worked very hard to get rid of this potential problem.
“We are infringing on our constitutional rights when we attempt to manipulate the course of our country’s history because of the way markets have been set up. We want to take immediate action in this area because we believe it is necessary “he said the minister.