- PM Imran Khan says PTI’s Hafeez Shaikh would win the Senate battle regardless of cash and presents introduced to sway the vote.
- Notes that “the corrupt gang has come right here as effectively [but] the nation is aware of concerning the tales of their corruption”
- PM Imran Khan’s feedback come throughout a gathering with Shaikh, the finance minister, and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan mentioned Tuesday the PTI’s candidate for Senate elections 2021, Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, would win towards Yousuf Raza Gillani — the hopeful fielded by the Opposition’s anti-government coalition below the Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM) — regardless of cash and presents introduced to sway the vote.
Talking throughout a gathering with Shaikh, the finance minister, and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, PM Imran Khan mentioned the Opposition events would make use of each tactic to win the upcoming Senate election.
“That is why I used to be a supporter of open-ballot polls,” he added. “The corrupt gang has come right here as effectively [but] the nation is aware of concerning the tales of their [Opposition’s] corruption.
“Letters are being written to the federal government’s lawmakers and different contacts established,” he famous however harassed that the PTI regime was “united”.
The premier underscored that solely the PTI’s Hafeez Shaikh would win the Senate battle. “It’s a welcome improvement that the difficulty of Senate seats in Punjab is being resolved by means of understanding,” he acknowledged.
Individually, Planning and Improvement Minister Asad Umar spoke on Tuesday about democracy and Pakistan’s ongoing political ambiance.
“Individuals are seeing the darkest type of democracy and all of that is occurring within the identify of democracy,” Umar wrote on Twitter, including that thousands and thousands had been being supplied in bribe to lawmakers in trade for votes within the Senate elections.
“There’s a commotion on the ground of the Meeting,” he famous, probably referring to how the Sindh Meeting become a wrestling ring earlier right this moment when PTI lawmakers beat up “insurgent” get together members.
“They nonetheless don’t have anything to get out of it however I want this disgusting enterprise may very well be stopped not less than for the long run,” the federal minister added.
Earlier within the day, the PTI’s lawmakers within the Sindh Meeting beat up “insurgent” friends — Aslam Abro, Shehryar Shar, and Karim Bakhsh Gabol — for refusing to vote for the ruling get together’s candidates within the Senate elections.