According to PTI MNA Raja Riaz, approximately 24 members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are currently staying at the Sindh House ahead of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Raja Riaz, a disgruntled PTI MNA, revealed to a private channel that around 24 PTI members are currently present in the Sindh House. He went on to say that many more ministers are willing to come, but that the opposition will not be able to accommodate them.
Raja Riaz of the Jahangir Tareen Group said they are willing to return to Parliament Lodges if the prime minister assures all MNAs that no action will be taken against those who vote against him. He expressed concern that the government would take action against them in the same way that police raided Parliament Lodges earlier this month.
Malik Nawab Sher Waseer, a dissident PTI MNA who was also staying at Sindh House, said he would not run for office on a PTI ticket in the next general election. PTI MNAs Noor Alam Khan and Basit Bukhari were also present at Sindh House, where they expressed their dissatisfaction with the party.
Fawad Chaudhry, the Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting, responded to Riaz’s statement by saying that some turncoats have been identified after they feared retaliation.
“Had they been conscientious, they would have tendered their resignations,” the minister wrote on Twitter. He urged the National Assembly’s speaker to take action against these “traitors” and demanded that they be disqualified for life.
Earlier today, a PTI political committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan decided that Sindh House in Islamabad would not be allowed to become a horse-trading hub. The meeting decided to keep a close eye on the legislators and the Sindh House to ensure that no one is a victim of horse-trading.
Civilian intelligence agencies were ordered to keep a close eye on lawmakers’ whereabouts, mobile phone data, and movements, and to report to the premier on a daily basis.
After the prime minister claimed that the Sindh House was the centre of horse trading and that “bags of money” were being used to buy lawmakers, the Sindh House began to make noise. He slammed the opposition at a rally in Swat, saying the money belonged to the people of Sindh.
Earlier, Federal Minister Ali Zaidi claimed that the PPP had sent in more SSU commandos to the building “to protect the looted wealth bags” that would be used to bring MNAs. In a letter to Secretary Establishment, the minister also demanded an immediate investigation into SSU Sindh DIG Maqsood Memon.
Sindh House has members present.
Raja Riaz, Nawab Sher Waseer, Rana Qasim Noon, Ghaffar Wattoo, Noor Alam Khan, Riaz Mazari, Basit Bukhari, Khawaja Sheraz, Ahmad Hasan Dehar, Nuzhat Pathan, and Wajeeha Akram are among the PTI members currently staying at the Sindh House, according to sources.
According to sources, a list of MNAs staying at Sindh House has been sent to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
PTI has lost three federal ministers.
Meanwhile, MNA Ramesh Kumar, who is also staying at Sindh House, has announced that he is no longer a member of the PTI.
According to Geo News, Kumar claims that three federal ministers have resigned from the ruling PTI party. He did not, however, reveal the ministers’ names.