PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Sunday requested that allegations, that the prime minister’s vote of confidence came about a day earlier within the Nationwide Meeting with fewer than the 178 members reported, have to be regarded into.
The PPP chairman was addressing the media after a gathering with Chief of the Opposition within the Punjab Meeting Hamza Shahbaz.
Sources had earlier instructed Geo Information Bilawal will meet Hamza to debate former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s bid for the submit of Senate chairman and the chance for an in-house change in Punjab.
The PPP chief met the PML-N chief at his Mannequin City residence in Lahore within the first assembly between the 2 leaders since Hamza’s launch from jail.
Bilawal, in his media handle, claimed that Prime Minister Imran Khan was “neither voluntarily voted for as the prime minister by the Members of the Assembly, nor was he voluntarily voted for in this vote of confidence.”
He termed the transfer to hunt a belief vote “a joke”.
“He ran a race alone and declared himself the winner,” the PPP chairman mentioned, including: “But even this was rigged.”
“This allegation raised by a member of the opposition present in the Assembly, that the number of votes announced do not match the number of people in attendance, must be investigated,” mentioned Bilawal.
Bilawal, in his briefing, additionally heaped scorn on the Punjab authorities, criticising it for incarcerating the chief of the opposition within the provincial meeting.
“Lahore’s progress used to be a shining example for the rest of the country, but now it is an example of a wholly other kind,” the PPP chairman mentioned.
“Do you not wish for us all to be rid of the Wasim Akram Plus government?” he requested.
The PPP chairman mentioned that the PML-N has the “greatest strength” in numbers in Punjab. He mentioned now it’s the opposition’s flip to resolve when and the place a no-confidence vote will happen.
“We stand together and will InshaAllah remain united. We will strike together and win as well,” he mentioned, including: “Had we not learnt from the past, we would not be here together.”
Bilawal mentioned the opposition needs to make use of the “power of democracy” to compete with the federal government. “The power of the people and the parliament are our weapons,” he mentioned.
Talking of the upcoming Senate chairman and deputy chairman elections, he mentioned: “We will establish contact with every senator. The Chaudhrys have been our allies during Yousuf Raza Gilani’s premiership.”
“I will go visit them myself and ask for their support,” Bilawal mentioned.
PDM will ‘transfer ahead’, make ‘vital selections’
Hamza Shahbaz, in the meantime, mentioned that the Pakistan Democratic Motion’s intention will not be solely restricted to a “long march” or a no-confidence movement.
“The drastic fall from progress that Pakistan has witnessed in the past three years must be reversed,” he careworn.
Hamza mentioned that within the eight by-elections held throughout the nation, the nation had “buried the old slogan of ‘change'”.
He vowed that the opposition alliance will “move forward” and can make “important decisions” from the PDM platform.
The Punjab opposition chief mentioned that he was congratulated by the PPP chairman on his launch from jail and the 2 had spoken on a “range of issues”.
“We have learnt much from the Charter of Democracy,” he added.
Hamza Shahbaz launched from jail after 20 months
Hamza had been launched from jail final month following the Lahore Excessive Courtroom’s (LHC) resolution to grant him bail within the cash laundering investigation towards the PML-N chief.
A two-member bench of the LHC comprising Justice Sardar Muhammad Sarfraz Dogar and Justice Asjad Javed Ghural had heard the bail plea of Hamza within the cash laundering case.
The bench had ordered the discharge of the PML-N chief from the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore.
After listening to the arguments of each events, the court docket had granted bail to Hamza and ordered him to submit two surety bonds of Rs10 million every.
On June 11, 2019, NAB had arrested Hamza after the LHC rejected his interim bail within the Ramzan Sugar Mills and cash laundering instances.