According to the sources, The National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has been asked to decide on the appointment of PTI MNA Raja Riaz as opposition leader in the assembly as per the orders of a Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict.
As per details, The letter to the speaker National Assembly was sent by Advocate Azhar Siddique who said that the decision on appointment of Raja Riaz should be made within 30 days as per the orders of the LHC.
He said that “Opposition leader has an important role to play in the National Assembly which included appointment of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members and NAB appointments,”, He further alleged that the opposition leader is in collusion with the government and is not playing his role.
It must be noted that on August 03, The LHC was approached for the removal of Opposition Leader in National Assembly Raja Riaz citing that PTI is still the leading opposition party in the assembly and he was given the position without the party’s approval.
The petition to remove Raja Riaz was filed by Advocate Azhar Siddique stated that he was appointed opposition leader without the consultation of the PTI which is still the biggest party in the National Assembly as the speaker has not yet approved the resignations of PTI MNAs.
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