Islamabad, Jan. 23 (TNS): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said on Tuesday confirmed that lawmakers of the party had submitted their resignations to him, saying he would make a final decision in this regard after due consultation.
PTI central executive committee met in Bani Gala, Islamabad.
During the meeting it was decided that a legal team of his party will collect evidence relating to the Punjab government’s alleged corruption in executing development projects in the province.
The PTI leadership has been consulting on whether to step down en mass, as some within the ranks fear it would rather be counterproductive in view of the ongoing campaign against the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over alleged corruption.
Last week, Imran confirmed an intra-party debate was ongoing whether to exercise the option of tendering resignations from parliament en masse.
The move is apparently aimed at launching a full-fledged movement by taking to the streets against the ruling party, with particular focus on the upcoming general elections scheduled this year.
Commenting on the passage of resolution against him in the National Assembly, Imran said: “Criminal and corrupt elements have joined hands against him. These people are working in collusion and have common vested interests.”