- “PM should respect party members and not dictate them,” says Noor Alam.
- Noor says Article 63 applies to those who vote against their party.
- “I have not cut ties with PTI and I am still a PTI member in the National Assembly,” MNA says.
PTI’s dissident member, Noor Alam Khan, on Monday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan should “stop treating his party members like dogs”.
Speaking during Geo News programme Naya Pakistan, Noor said the prime minister should respect party members and told him not to dictate them.
Talking about Article 63, Noor said that the article applies to those who vote against their party. “I am still a PTI member in the National Assembly,” the MNA added.
PTI issues show-cause notices to 13 dissident MPs
The ruling PTI had issued show-cause notices to 13 dissident lawmakers for allegedly allying with the Opposition a day after the party decided to move against the members ahead of the no-trust motion against the premier.
The dissident lawmakers have been given seven days to present themselves before PM Imran Khan. The members also include MNA Noor.
PTI workers threaten MNA Noor Alam Khan
After 24 PTI leaders decided to take refuge in Sindh House, two people — reportedly belonging to the PTI — threatened Noor for showing reservations against PM Imran Khan ahead of the voting on the no-confidence motion.
In a viral video, the two men can be seen abusing and threatening the PTI’s disgruntled lawmaker at a hotel in Islamabad. Sources privy to the matter said that the two men are the leaders of the PTI’s Canada chapter — who came to Islamabad a few days back to attend the overseas convention.
The two PTI leaders harassed the lawmaker and blamed him for what they termed “acting against Pakistan.”
“Take off your mask so people can see the face of the person who has sold out Pakistan […] I will come to Peshawar and meet you,” one of the two PTI leaders says.
24 PTI MNAs seek refuge in Sindh House
Last week, around 24 PTI MNAs had moved to Sindh House after the Parliament Lodges incident.
Journalist Hamid Mir confirmed that the reason for “seeking refuge” at the Sindh House is out of fear.
“The disgruntled members fear that the government will take action against them similar to the March 10 raid by the police on the Parliament Lodges,” Mir confirmed.