Speaker, Deputy Speaker resign before voting on no-confidence motion
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Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Ali Suri Saturday resigned from their respective posts amid the National Assembly session being conducted on the Supreme Court of Pakistan to hold voting on the no-confidence motion, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The opposition had submitted the no-confidence motion against both the custodians of the national assembly.
Speaker Asad Qaiser tendered his resignation after holding a detailed meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan.
National Assembly Speaker Qaiser resigned from his post saying he could not take part in a foreign conspiracy to oust the prime minister.
Asad Qaiser said he is bound to his oath. He announced that he cannot carry as NA speaker and announced to resign from his post.
Earlier, the session, called to decide the fate of Prime Minister Imran Khan through a no-confidence motion, was adjourned multiple times before voting on the resolution could take place.
Before announcing his resignation, Qaiser said that he had received "important documents" from the cabinet, which he invited the leader of the opposition and the Chief Justice of Pakistan to see.
"In line with our laws and the need to stand for our country, I have decided that I can't remain on the position of speaker and thereby resign," he said.
Because this is a national duty and it is the Supreme Court's decision, I will ask the panel chairman Ayaz Sadiq to run the session.