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Qureshi blames govt for buying PTI lawmakers

30 October, 2014

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ISLAMABAD: Senior PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi Wednesday alleged that Nawaz government is using negative tactics to create split in PTI.

Speaking to media outside Parliament House, Qureshi said that Nawaz government had been secretly meeting with PTI members of the Parliament individually for horse-trading.

He accused that ruling N-League has offered PTI MNAs money and ministries to buy their conscience.

"The politics of horse trading was done. We wanted to bury the politics of Changa Manga but the so-called champions of democracy have ridiculed democracy by indulging in politics of Changa Manga," PTI vice chairman said.

Qureshi said that National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq failed to show up to verify resignation.

"Unfortunately, we were made to wait for two and a half hours. We told Deputy Speaker that Speaker can come and verify our resignations individually."

Each and every member of the PTI verified his resignation before the Deputy Speaker in the presence of whole staff, he said.

"But we were told to wait for the speaker. We kept waiting for him till 4:30. But he did not show up." "It was our moral obligation to appear before the speaker to meet the legal requirement."

He said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan would now fight his case in every nook and corner of the country.

Imran Khan's stance from day one was that our mandate was stolen in the last general elections, he said.

He said that out of 30, three PTI's members did not come for verification of their resignations.

"We will not sit in this assembly as we have decided to go to people," he asserted.

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