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At least 40 lawmakers belonging to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in the provincial assembly have threatened their party leadership to resign if it expels one of their colleague, Sanaullah Mastikhel, ARY NEWS reported Monday.

PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif had asked party president and Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif to “kick Mastikhel out” of party on his actions against party policy and his self-declared war against media.

Sharif in his London’s press conference last week categorically condemned and distanced himself from Mastikhel and his colleagues who presented and helped passed a resolution in Punjab Assembly against Pakistani media – a move widely criticized by various sections of the society and threw PML-N in the dock.

However, at least 40 MPAs of PML-N in Punjab Assembly have lined themselves in defence of Mastikhel and threatened party leadership of their resignations if any action was taken against their colleague, the channel reported.

The party is facing severe rifts among its members on the issue while the fate of PML-N-led provincial government may also be hanged in balance due to the developments, it added.

Ary News