After repeatedly calling on National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf to accept the mass resignations submitted by his party’s legislators, former prime minister and current Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan stated on Monday that his party’s representatives will be allowed to return to the lower chamber of parliament.
His remarks came at a meeting with senior journalists at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore.
Imran, who has already overseen the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly but has dithered on dissolving the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) assembly, claimed that they now want to give Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif a “difficult time.”
In addition, he suggested returning to the national assembly to introduce an interim set up after consultations with the treasury benches.
“If we do not return to the assembly, they would establish an interim setup after consulting with Raja Riaz,” Imran stated.
“We are planning a return to the national assembly.”
PTI lawmakers all resigned in April 2022 after a vote of no confidence was passed against party chairman Imran Khan.
He said that they would make judgements based on the developing scenario in the case of a run-off election for the prime minister’s post.