No-Confidence Vote: Raja Riaz Claims 24 Dissident PTI MNAs Living In Sindh House

No-Confidence Vote: Raja Riaz Claims 24 Dissident PTI MNAs Living In Sindh House
Multiple dissident lawmakers of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have reportedly announced that they would be voting 'according to their conscience' during the vote of no-confidence session.  PTI leader Raja Riaz claimed that 24 PTI MNAs have moved to the Sindh House in Islamabad, citing security concerns and threats from the PTI.

These members reportedly include include Raja Riaz, Nawab Sher, Rana Qasim Noon, Nuzhat Pathan, Noor Alam Khan, and Wajiha Akram.

MNA Raja Riaz is a member of the Jahangir Tareen group.  He reported to Hamid Mir on Geo News that approximately two dozen PTI lawmakers had shifted to the Sindh House in fear of retaliatory government actions, as had occurred at Parliament Lodges on March 10.

"All of the media and the nation knows that the police attacked the lodges and our opposition MNA was tortured and was taken to the police station. After that, we — those who had been dissenting for a long time against inflation, corruption, the SAPMs and the lawlessness, and had been raising our voice in front of Khan sahab — felt that the incident that happened in the Lodges could also happen with us," Riaz told Nadeem Malik on Samaa News.

"No one has given us any money. God willing, we will give our vote based on our conscience. We are not afraid of anyone. We are here only as a precautionary measure," Riaz added.

On Wednesday, the prime minister claimed that the money of the people of Sindh was loaded into sacks and being brought to Islamabad to buy MNAs, presumably referring to the Sindh House. “People’s conscience is being auctioned,” the premier alleged.