The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has suspended the party membership of MNA Abdul Shakoor Shad and served him a show-cause notice for challenging his resignation in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) “in violation of the party instructions”. Shakoor Shad, the PTI lawmaker from Karachi’s NA-246 constituency (Lyari), had challenged his resignation in the IHC, claiming that he did not resign from his National Assembly seat and that his resignation letter was written by a computer operator at PTI’s head office and was signed by 123 members. Subsequently, the IHC on Friday suspended the notification that had declared the NA-246 seat from Lyari, Karachi, vacant. In the show-cause notice issued by PTI Sindh chapter president Ali Zaidi, the party said challenging the resignation was a ‘gross violation’ of party rules. “This is gross misconduct and violation of party rules and therefore you are required to submit reply within seven days of this notice stating why your party membership should not be cancelled,” the notice added. A day earlier, the IHC termed the resignations of 123 PTI MNAs “suspicious” after it was informed that the parliamentarians were not called in personal capacity before the National Assembly speaker.