Two more PTI MNAs announce their support for opposition’s no-trust motion
Afzal Dhandla, Najeeb Haroon are latest to join opposition’s ranks: Aamir Gopang says 30 MNAs have now left PTI
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As the day of voting on the opposition parties’ no-trust motion is approaching, more ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) members of the National Assembly (MNAs) are switching their loyalties, making an excuse that by doing so they have responded to the call of their conscience, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.
One noticeable MNA, who has rebelled against the ruling party and decided to join the opposition’s camp is Afzal Khan Dhandla from Bhakkar.
In his video statement, he has dispelled the impression that he was offered a post or money by the opposition for supporting the no-confidence motion. “I am not present at the Sindh House,” Dhandla has said, adding that however he has ties with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for a long time now.
He has gone on to say that since the country’s political and economic situation is depressing and every Pakistani is mentally disturbed, the elected representatives of the people are no exception. “Therefore, I have decided to cast my vote in the national interest and according to my conscience,” the PTI MNA has added.
And to make matters further worse for Prime Minister Imran Khan, Najeeb Haroon, a PTI MNA from Karachi and also one of the party’s founding fathers has demanded the prime minister to resign. “PM Imran will have to sacrifice his post in order to save the party, the country and the government,” he has opined.
Another PTI MNA Aamir Talal Gopang has also broken his silence.
Placing his hand on the Surah Yaseen of the Holy Quran, Gopang has said that neither he has been offered money nor any other benefit. “And neither have I seen any MNA receiving money from the PPP or any other opposition party,” he has testified.
Making another revelation, he has said that 30 MNAs have now left the PTI.