QUETTA: National Party President Dr Abdul Malik Baloch ousted Senator Ashok Kumar from the party in support of the Army Act Amendment Bill in the Senate.
According to the report, his primary membership was also suspended by the National Party.
In a statement, the head of the National Party, Dr Abdul Malik, decided to vote against the Army Act Amendment Bill.
He said that Dr Ashok Kumar voted in favour of the Army Act Amendment Bill in violation of party policy.
He further said that Ashok Kumar rejected the political thinking and philosophy of the party.
The National Party announced that it will send a reference to the Election Commission of Pakistan and request that Dr Ashok Kumar be de-notified as Senator-elect for violating party policy.
It is to be noted that he was presented to the Senate after the approval of the Pakistan Army, Navy and Air Force Act Amendment Bill 2020 in the National Assembly on January 7, after which he went to the Senate Standing Committee on Defense, where he was approved. Was gone
Later, at a meeting held yesterday, Senator Walid Iqbal presented reports on the three amended bills of defence of the standing committee.
In addition, Defense Minister Pervez Khattak presented the Pakistan Army, Air Force and Navy Act Amendment Bills, where it was ratified and the members of the House voted in favour of the majority.
While presenting these amendment bills in the House, four Senators from the National Party opposed and one Senator Dr Ashok Kumar supported the bill.
In addition, Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) and Pashtun Milli Awami Party (PKMip) protested and walked out of the house.