MQM, JUI-F withdraw motion to de-seat PTI

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ISLAMABAD: Quelling political drama that had stretched out over several months, Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday informed the House that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has agreed to withdraw his party’s motion to de-seat the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).

The decision comes a day after the government said it had successfully managed to convince the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) to withdraw its resolution.

Salman Khan Baloch moved the withdrawal motion on behalf of the MQM, while Naeema Kishwar Khan moved the same on behalf of the JUI-F.

The NA also unanimously approved a new resolution to uphold the supremacy of parliament.

The resolution said the House will not allow the supremacy of the Constitution, the sovereignty of the parliament or the Islamic identity of the country to be harmed.

The resolution which was moved by the JUI-F chief said it is compulsory for all political parties to respect the stature of the House.

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