ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: In an unprecedented move in Country’s political history, the Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Wednesday announced to expel 20 Parliamentarians from the party after an inquiry found their involvement in horse trading in the Senate Elections.
“We can bear the loss of taking out 20 MPAs from the party but we will not tolerate such people in the party,” Imran Khan said in a Press Conference in Islamabad while taking strick action against its 20 Parliamentarians who sold their votes in Senate Elections.
Imran Khan said show cause notices were being issued to 20 Parliamentarians which included (PTI Female MPAs) Nargis Ali, Deena Naaz, Nagina Khan, Fouzia Bibi, Naseem Hayat, (PTI Male MPAs) Sardar Idrees, Obaid Mayar, Zahid Durrani, Abdul Haq, Qurban Khan, Amjid Afridi, Arif Yousaf, Javed Naseem, Yasin Khalil, Faisal Zaman, and Sami Alizayi as they were involved in horse trading in the Senate Elections.
Likewise, Qaumi Watan Party’s (QWP) Meraj Humayun, Awami Jamhoori Ittehad’s Khatoon Bibi and Babar Saleem and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Wajih Uz Zaman – who had joined the PTI – were also being served show cause notices.
— KPK Updates (@KPKUpdates) April 18, 2018
Imran Khan also paid tribute to some poor members of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly from PTI who didn’t sell their votes.
The PTI Chairman said if those 20 Parliamentarians didn’t response to show cause notices, not only they would be expelled from the PTI but names of the sellout lawmakers would also be given to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Congrats Imran. Step in the right direction. Other parties should also follow and sacked such members as well.
— Mazhar Abbas (@MazharAbbasGEO) April 18, 2018
— Nadia Mirza (@nadia_a_mirza) April 18, 2018
Good step IK by announcing names of ” vote sellers “
— Nasir Baig Chughtai (@i_m_nbc) April 18, 2018
Well done @ImranKhanPTI !
As PTI decides to serve show cause notices (and kick out) to 20 members of KPK assembly who violated party discipline in senate elections. Who else would dare to follow this precedent?
— Ajmal Jami (@ajmaljami) April 18, 2018
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) April 18, 2018
Knowing that this might affect PTI’s performance in the upcomimg elections, yet #imrankhan and #PTI set a new precendence in the political history of Pakistan by making public the name of 20 PTI MPA’s who sold their votes in the #SenateElections 2018…very well done #respect
— Asma Chaudhry (@asmaschaudhry) April 18, 2018
👍👏👏. PTI has set a daring precedent apparently. https://t.co/nDWqTh9wDL
— Muneeb Farooq (@muneebfaruqpak) April 18, 2018
We should appreciate @ImranKhanPTI for taking action against his own party MPs for allegedly selling votes in senate elections.All parties including @pmln_org @MediaCellPPP @PTIofficial @JIPOfficial etc should also take action against the turncoats too.
— azazsyed (@AzazSyed) April 18, 2018