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Gilani seeks MQM’s assist for upcoming Senate chairman polls

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Gilani seeks MQM's support for upcoming Senate chairman polls

PPP stalwart and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani visited an MQM delegation in Islamabad on Saturday with a view to safe the occasion’s assist within the  upcoming Senate chairman election.

Gilani will possible be standing for the election — due on March 12 — on behalf of the opposition. The election of  deputy chairman will even happen that day.

Talking to the media following the assembly, MQM convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui stated that he considers it the occasion’s “good fortune” that the previous prime minister had come to satisfy them.

He stated {that a} determination on the occasion’s remaining technique could be reached when the Raabta (Coordination) Committee convenes later at the moment.

Gilani, who emerged profitable within the race for the Senate seat from Islamabad after defeating authorities candidate Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, stated that the PPP’s delegation had already met the MQM on the provincial degree earlier.

“The PPP has done a lot of work with the MQM in the past,” stated Gilani, recalling that when amendments to the Structure have been being mentioned when he was the prime minister, the MQM had been very supportive.

He stated he’s now once more calling on the MQM to cooperate with the PDM within the identify of the Structure and regulation. “We contested the Senate election in a constitutional manner,” he added.

Gilani stated that after the Senate election, there’s a “celebratory atmosphere” within the nation.

“The vote we got in the Senate election was a vote of confidence against the prime minister,” the PPP chief stated, including: “It is wrong to use the word ‘bikao’ (sellout) for government representatives that got 500,000 votes.”

He stated that “those who voted for us who do not need money”, whereas regretting that the prime minister is “doubting members of his own party”.

“It seems someone told the prime minister to take a vote of confidence and no one will bother him for six months,” Gilani added.

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