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JUI-F to table resolution in NA to de-seat Imran

January 12, 2015

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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan. — AFP
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan. — AFP
In this handout photograph released by the PTI, Imran Khan and new wife Reham Khan pose for a photograph during their wedding ceremony at his house in Islamabad. — AFP
In this handout photograph released by the PTI, Imran Khan and new wife Reham Khan pose for a photograph during their wedding ceremony at his house in Islamabad. — AFP

ISLAMABAD: Seeking to de-seat Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan from his National Assembly membership in view of his perpetual absence from the House's sessions, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) on Monday decided to move a resolution against the cricketer-turned-politician in the Parliament.

"Our wedding gift to Imran Khan will be de-seating him from his NA membership," said JUI-F Central Information Secretary Hafiz Hussain Ahmed while speaking to Dawn.

Last week, Khan tied the knot with DawnNews anchor Reham Khan in a low-key ceremony.

Examine: Imran and Reham Khan tie the knot in Bani Gala

As mandated by the Constitution, no member of the Parliament can remain absent for 40 consecutive sessions. In a case where a member is absent for 40 sessions, any member of the Parliament can bring attention of the NA speaker to the motion to unseat the member.

It may be mentioned that Khan has remained absent from the house for 41 consecutive days — his latest being today's session.

JUI-F MNA Naeema Khishwar has been directed by party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to table the resolution in the NA.

Fazl and Imran have exchanged heated words on numerous occasions. Tensions between the two political leaders had reached a new level after the May 2013 general elections.

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