Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday terminated MPA Javed Naseem’s membership of the party for supporting a rival candidate in the Senate elections.
PTI Information Secretary Shireen Mazari said that a letter seeking suspension of Naseem’s membership of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly has also been forwarded to Speaker Asad Qaisar. She said that the PTI chairman has also recommended the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to suspend the provincial assembly membership of Javed Naseem.
Naseem was elected as MPA from PK-3 Peshawar on a PTI ticket.
Speaker Asad Qaisar confirmed to have received the letter by the party chairman and said that a reference will be forwarded to the ECP. He has also sought a legal opinion on the issue from the provincial advocate general.
Asad Qaisar said that he will try to prevent Naseem from casting his vote in the Senate elections, if the law provided room for it.