The PDM nominated Gilani as chairman of the Senate

ISLAMABAD: The ten-party opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Monday formally elected Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for the post of chairman of the Senate, but delayed in appointment of deputy chairman   and Leader of the Opposition.Mr Gilani, who caused a unrest by triumphing over Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh in the March 3 Senate election in a general seat from Islamabad, will face incumbent Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani, who is already in office.  Faiz nominated candidate of ruling coalition.  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the election for the top post in the Senate, for which polling will be held on March 12.                  

       Dealing with a news conference after attending a nearly six-hour-long meeting of PDM component party leaders, the opposition leaders warned the country’s “establishment and intelligence agencies” against obstructing in the upcoming elections, saying “all the facts are the nation.”  Are. ”  To bring.  “If such an endeavor has been formulated.PML-N Supreme Leader Nawaz Sharif and PPP’sAsif Zardari also attended the meeting through video link.  Later, PDM President Maulana Fazlur Rehman said reporters that the opposition parties, directed by PML-N senior vice president Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, had finalized the names of the remaining two Senate offices.  I have formed an eight-member committee.  A committee comprising Raja Pervez Ashraf, Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Dr Jahanzeb Jamaldini, Tahir Bizenjo, Usman Kakar, Akram Durrani and Hafiz Abdul Karim will meet in Islamabad on Tuesday to consider the names .Opposition sources informed  that smaller parties in Balochistan had alleged the post after the nomination for the post of deputy chairman was postponed.  At the meeting, Dr. Jamaldini of the Balochistan National Party Mengal (BNP-M) demanded its rights. On the advice of Mr Bhutto Zardari, the PDM leaders accepted to form a committee to look into the matter further.  The PPP chairman said that as the government had not yet nominated a candidate for its deputy chairman, it could take more time to finalize the name by consensus. Accompanied by Mr Bhutto Zardari and PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz, Maulana Fazl announced that his anti-government long march would start across the country as planned on March 26 and reach its “destination” on March 30.  Will arrive at  In another meeting, PDM leaders will meet on March 15 to decide on the location of the Long March, including its location and duration  .On the occasion, the PPP chairman indicated that the PDM’s long march would end at the famous Faizabad Interchange, stating that “Faizabad is located in both Rawalpindi and Islamabad.”

      Sources said that the PML-N supremo had advised the other parties in the meeting to hold a sit-in in the area of ​​PDM Rawalpindi cantonment for a symbolic protest.  Sources said Mr Sharif was of the opinion that he should resign from the assemblies before starting the long march to make the program decisive.  In his speech, Mr Sharif lamented the government’s use of “agencies” in the Senate elections, as well as the Prime Minister’s “controversial” vote of confidence in the National Assembly.  He once again suggested turning the PDM into an electoral alliance and even assured the participants that if the PML-N wins the general election, it will abandon the decision to nominate the Prime Minister as PDM.  ۔  will give  On March 6, outside Parliament House, PTI workers condemned the weapons of the PML-N leaders. “PTI was going attacked the PML-N leaders while they were holding a news conference,” Maulana said.  Maulana further said that not only the respected leaders of PML-N have been insulted.  And they have been insulted “, he even insulted Maryam Aurangzeb. He lamented that this was the culture in which PTI leaders were involving their workers.

     Maulana said the vote of confidence obtained through the “fake prime minister” was “not legal, moral and constitutional” because the National Assembly session itself was unconstitutional.  He said that under Article 91 (7) of the Constitution, the session of the Assembly is at the discretion of the President and the Prime Minister cannot send any summary in this regard. The PDM chief said he had reviewed the recent elections at the meeting and found that “intelligence agencies” had been used unconstitutionally and illegally to influence voters. The meeting condemned the interference of the intelligence agencies (in the Senate elections) and warned that if they adopt the same attitude in the election of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Senate, the PDM would be compelled to present the facts to the nation.  He announced. ‘Stupid move’ Maulana also criticized the government for challenging Mr Gilani’s victory before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), calling it a “stupid move”.  He questioned that if Mr. Gilani’s choice was wrong, then why bother to get the latest vote of confidence in the Prime Minister?

     Mr Bhutto hoped that the ECP would play its role as it did during the recent by-elections in the country.  He said he also expected the courts to “in no way allow our candidate (Chairman Senate) to be out of the race.” The PPP chairman said that if the elections were held in a free and fair manner, Mr Gilani would have risen to a high position in the Senate.  He said that he wanted to see every institution in his circle.

PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz questioned the ruling PTI’s decision to nominate her candidate for the post of Senate chairman, despite the fact that the opposition has a majority in the upper house of parliament.  He said the government candidate could only win using money or “agencies”. He said the prime minister had made lengthy speeches in the Senate referendum on the use of money and open voting, but the nation was waiting to see if the government would issue an ordinance for open voting for the Senate chairman election.  Will or will notIn response to a question, Maulana denied that there were any differences within the coalition over the nominations for the posts of Deputy Chairman of the Senate and Leader of the Opposition, saying they were for tension and negotiations.  ۔  More time is needed. Replying to a question, Maulana said that the issue of no-confidence motion against the Punjab Chief Minister was not discussed in the meeting.

      On the occasion, Mr Bhutto Zardari clarified that he had met PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain in Lahore on Sunday only to inquire about his health.  However, he said that all options, including no-confidence and resignation, were still available to him and that he would use them unanimously.  He said he could not make any announcement on his own and every decision would be taken from the PDM platform. Ms. Nawaz, however, said that the PML-does not want to take the place of the ruling coalition in Punjab from anyone else, adding that forming a government in Punjab is the only right of the PML-N, which still has one right.  Is.  Provincial majority.  Assembly is available . Earlier in a tweet, PML-Q leader Monis Elahi, son of Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, had also denied reports that the PPP chairman had backed the PML-Q candidate for his post.  Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar has filed a petition against the proposed no-confidence motion in the Senate and the opposition, which was allegedly rejected by the PML-Q. No such incident occurred.  Bilawal Bhutto Zardari did not get support in the Senate nor did we offer it.  He (Ch) came to inquire about the health of Shujaat SB for which we are grateful to him.  “Twitter account, which includes a picture on the front page of an English newspaper, on which Chaudhry did not speak to Bilawal.” Sources in the meeting said that the victory of PDM in the recent by-elections and Senate elections was attributed to Mr Bhutto Zardari as other opposition parties changed their decision to boycott the elections on his suggestions.Representatives of the ANP and BNPM supported the PPP chairman’s claim and praised him for his strategy. 

       Sources said that on one occasion, there was a verbal confrontation between PPP’s Qamar Zaman Kaira and JUP’s Owais Noorani when Maqsood criticized the PPP for not supporting more than two seats in the presidential election.  ۔  However, additional leaders intervened and said there was no need to discuss the past.

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