PTI expels NA opposition leader, PAC chief

Published August 3, 2023
This combo photo shows National Assembly Raja Riaz (left) and Public Ac­­counts Committee Chairman Noor Alam Khan. — Photo courtesy: NA Twitter/Facebook/File
This combo photo shows National Assembly Raja Riaz (left) and Public Ac­­counts Committee Chairman Noor Alam Khan. — Photo courtesy: NA Twitter/Facebook/File

ISLAMABAD: Just a day after expelling 22 leaders, the PTI on Wed­nesday expelled 13 more party members including Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Raja Riaz and Public Ac­­counts Committee (PAC) Chairman Noor Alam Khan for violating party discipline.

It also issued a show-cause notice to Malik Shau­kat Ali, former MPA of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, asking him to exp­lain his position within two days for attending a meeting of a newly-formed political party.

PTI Secretary General Omar Ayub Khan issued the termination notices to the party’s leaders and directed them to refrain from using the party name and designation in any manner whatsoever or a legal action would be taken against them.

The leaders whose basic membership was terminated were: Raja Riaz, Noor Alam Khan, Ramesh Kumar Vank­w­a­­ni, Nuzhat Pathan, Waji­­ha Qa­­m­ar, Sardar Riaz Mehmood Mazari, Qasim Noon, Nawab Sher, Makhdo­om­zada Basit Sultan, Afzal Dhandla, Abdul Ghaffar Wattoo, Aamir Talal Gopang and Ahmad Deharr.

They were served with show cause notices, but failed to provide a satisfactory reply within the stipulated time and, therefore, they were expelled from the party.

Similarly, Malik Shaukat Ali was served with a notice to explain attending a meeting of the newly-formed party.

Published in Dawn, August 3rd, 2023

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