PM Khan to hold talks with party leaders today

The Nation  |  Mar 04, 2021

Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned the meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders today.

According to sources, the Prime Minister will brief his party leaders on government narrative on the present political situation.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has made the decision to take vote of confidence from the parliament after an upset defeat at the hands of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in Senate election on Islamabad seat.

The foreign minister said the decision would clarify everyone’s real position, adding that they will continue to fight the battle of right and wrong.

“Today is a sad day for Pakistan’s democracy. Champions of democracy have killed and denied democratic values”, he said.

Shah Mahmood said that the results of today’s Senate election have strengthened our narrative, and validated our concerns. Every tactic was used to secure win for Yousaf Raza Gillani.

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The Foreign Minister further said that the Election Commission has failed to discharge its responsibilities and ensure a transparent election. Votes were also bought and sold in the last Senate election. Holding Senate elections through open ballot will end corruption, he added.

PDM’s joint candidate Yousaf Raza Gillani defeated PTI’s Abdul Hafeez Sheikh in an upset victory against the government in today’s Senate election.

Yousaf Raza Gillani secured 169 votes while Abdul Hafeez Shaikh could only win 164 votes. A total of 7 votes were rejected by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

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