The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday moved Supreme Court (SC) against the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) order on phase-wise acceptance of party lawmakers’ resignations.

According to details, former planning minister Asad Umar challenged the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC), declaring the acceptance of party lawmakers’ resignations by former National Assembly (NA) acting speaker Qasim Suri ‘unconstitutional’.

In the petition filed by lawyer Faisal Chaudhry, the petitioner urged the Supreme Court (SC) to set aside IHC order. The PTI also request the apex court to declare phase-wise acceptance of MNAs’ resignation by NA Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf ‘unconstitutional’.

The petition stated that the PTI had resigned from the National Assembly to seek a fresh mandate from people of Pakistan.

“The party lawmakers had already resigned from the Lower House of Parliament,” it added, pointing out that the former NA speaker accepted the resignations of 125 lawmakers.

“The acceptance of resignation by Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf was a clear violation of the established norms,” the petition added.