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Javed Hashmi resigns as PTI President, gets PML-N support

MULTAN: Senior politician Javed Hashmi Wednesday announced resignation from the post of president of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) as the PML-N extended complete support the Hashmi in by-elections on his vacated seat of the National Assembly.

On the other hand, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz has decided to support senior Parliamentarian Makhdoom Javed Hashmi in by-elections on his vacated seat of the National Assembly.

PML-N candidate of NA-149 Sarfaraz Boota assured in joint press conference in Multan that PML-N will complete support Javed Hashmi in bi-elections. He also withdraw his name from bi-elections.

While on the other hand, the district president of the PML-N Bilal Butt, alia Bilu Butt, MPA Sultana Shaheen, Shehzad Bhutta, Ahsan ud din Qureshi met with Javed Hashmi and assured complete support to him for upcoming by-elections in NA-149.

Earlier, PTI had suspended the membership of Hashmi and had summoned him to the party secretariat to explain his case on September 29.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan had also announced that he had parted ways with Hashmi for opposing the march on the Prime Minister`s House.

During his speech on the floor of Parliament on September 2, Hashmi had clarified that despite his differences with the party’s high command, he was still PTI’s democratically elected president.

In the memorable speech to the joint session of Parliament, the seasoned politician had claimed that no PTI MNA had willingly tendered resignation to the party leadership and that a system existed in the country “to engineer making and breaking of governments.”

He made the claims shortly after disclosing “a scripted plan to overthrow the government, using violent protests as a pretext.”

Hashmi had accused Imran Khan of bypassing a decision of the PTI’s core committee not to join Dr Tahirul Qadri’s march on Prime Minister’s House after receiving a message from ‘somewhere’.