LAHORE: Four of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) legislators on Monday announced retracting their resignations from the Punjab Assembly.
The withdrawal by lawmakers including Maulana Rehmatullah, Muhammad Khan Baloch, Nizamuddin Sialvi and Raza Nasrullah, came following Pir Khawaja Hameeduddin Sialvi’s meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif last week, and the CM’s assurance that a committee would be formed to address Sialvi’s reservations.
The followers of Sialvi, and MPs of the ruling-PML-N, according to whom the “matter has now been resolved”, had earlier tendered their resignations while protesting government’s inaction against their demand for the resignation of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah who had been accused of passing ‘controversial’ remarks concerning the Ahmadi community.
Six PML-N lawmakers — two MNAs and four MPAs — had sent their resignations to the Punjab Assembly Speaker on the call of Sialvi while showing concern on how the government handled the Khatm-e-Nabuwwat issue.
“We demand immediate resignations of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Law Minister Rana Sanaullah,” the MPs had unanimously announced, adding that several other members of assemblies are ready to join them if the demands are not met.