KARACHI: The premiership of Imran Khan comes in danger as 24 MNAs of Pakistan Tahreen Insaaf (PTI) are hidden at Sindh House Islamabad. “We will not support Imran Khan in the no-confidence motion,” says Raja Riaz, one of the MNA of Tareen group here on Thursday.
PTI’s disgruntled member of the National Assembly Raja Riaz claimed on Wednesday that if PM Imran Khan assures all MNAs that no action will be taken against those who decide to vote against him on the day of the no-confidence motion, they are ready to go back to the Parliament Lodges.
Speaking to different media groups, PTI MNAs Malik Nawab Sher Waseer and Raja Riaz said that around 24 PTI members have been staying in the Sindh House right now. Riaz further said that many other ministers are ready to come here, however, “PML-N is unable to accommodate all the members.”
Raja Riaz told the journalist that the disgruntled members would vote for the no-confidence motion against PM Imran Khan in “accordance with their conscience.”
PTI MNA Malik Sher Waseer also said, “he would not contest the next general elections on a PTI ticket.”
“The disgruntled members fear that the government will take action against them similar to the March 10 raid by police on the Parliament Lodges,” Mir confirmed.
According to sources, PTI members who are currently staying at the Sindh House include Raja Riaz, Nawab Sher Waseer, Rana Qasim Noon, Ghaffar Wattoo, Noor Alam Khan, Riaz Mazari, Basit Bukhari, Khawaja Sheraz, Ahmad Hasan Dehar, Nuzhat Pathan, Ramesh Kumar, and Wajeeha Qamar.
Sources added that a list containing the names of the MNAs staying at the Sindh House has been sent to PM Imran Khan.
Three federal ministers quit PTI: claims MNA Ramesh Kumar
Meanwhile, MNA Ramesh Kumar, who is also staying at the Sindh House, has announced that he has parted ways with the PTI.
As reported by different TV channels, Kumar has claimed that three federal ministers have quit the ruling PTI. He, however, did not reveal the names of the ministers.
PPP MNA Abdul Qadir Patel told media houses that the disgruntled members of the PTI are “living peacefully in Sindh House,” and “will leave after we oust Niazi [Imran Khan].”
Patel said that it is their constitutional right to cast their votes and they are ready to see how many people PTI manages to bring on March 27 jalsa. He was of the view that a flood of people was seen during PPP’s long march.
Taking a jibe at Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, he said that he changes his stances with the party he is in. Claiming to have his screenshots where the information minister was cursing PTI members, he said: “Fawad is doing his job and he is following the practice of multinational companies where ever he finds a good package he switches his place.”
MNA Noor Alam Khan said that names of all the members of the National Assembly should be “immediately” added to the exit control list (ECL).
He further said that the PTI leaders are only speaking about 10-12 MNA, however, “we are more.’ Khan further mentioned that MNAs staying in the Sindh House are not the only disgruntled members of PTI, there are others too who are staying in their homes.