ISLAMABAD : Jamshed Dasti, an independent MNA, on Wednesday said that he has decided not to resign from the National Assembly after his mother's disapproval.

Dasti, who supported the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf, had announced a few days ago to resign along with other PTI MNAs in protest against the PML-N government. He said his mother expressed unhappiness over his announcement of resignation and he also realised that it was a wrong decision.

"People have elected me, I represent them and I cannot leave them on mercy of looters and thieves," he said.