- Nawaz Sharif, Asif Zardari, Maulana Fazlur Rehman maintain phone dialog to debate PDM’s loss in election for Senate chairman and deputy chairman.
- Sources aware of the assembly say the three leaders have agreed to search out out the explanations behind their loss within the elections.
- In the meantime, Opposition sources say the seven senators who had voted on Gillani’s title did so on objective.
A day after the PDM candidates have been defeated within the elections for Senate chairman and deputy chairman, Nawaz Sharif, Asif Zardari and Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Saturday agreed to probe all Opposition senators considered “close” to Sadiq Sanjrani.
The three leaders held a teleconference to debate the PDM’s technique following the alliance’s loss within the elections for Senate chairman and deputy chairman regardless of holding a majority within the Higher Home of Parliament (51 senators in comparison with opposition’s 47).
Sources say the three leaders vowed to search out the explanations behind the Opposition’s loss within the polls.
“In chairman Senate elections,  votes were rejected [then] how did the government candidate get all the  votes in the election of deputy chairman?” Fazl reportedly requested Zardari and Nawaz through the dialog.
The trio additionally deliberated on the PDM’s preparations for the upcoming lengthy march and the alliance’s future.
In the course of the dialog, the PDM chief, Fazl, additionally reportedly instructed the leaders of the 2 largest opposition events that there was “no point” in holding a protracted march with out the Opposition resigning en masse from the assemblies.
Emergency assembly on Monday
In the meantime, the PDM will maintain an emergency assembly on Monday to overview the Senate debacle. All events have been requested to ship their leaders to the convention.
The Opposition will talk about the present political scenario and current a report on behalf of their get together relating to the defeat.
They can even take the senior management into confidence on why 7 votes have been rejected in polling for the Senate chairman place.
They can even tackle the issues raised by the JUI-F over the defeat of its candidate for the deputy chairman slot.
Modalities for the March 26 lengthy march can even be given a last form within the assembly.
Seven votes wasted
The hotly-contested Senate chairman and deputy chairman elections concluded Friday night, with government-backed candidates Sadiq Sanjrani and Mirza Mohammad Afridi rising as victors within the secret polls.
Within the race for chairman, Sanjrani defeated Opposition candidate Yousaf Raza Gillani with 48 votes, whereas Gillani acquired 42 votes. An argument arose over 7 votes that have been deemed rejected because the stamp had been positioned on Gillani’s title as a substitute of within the clean area in entrance of it. The Opposition argued that the votes needs to be deemed legitimate, however the authorities candidates objected. The presiding officer finally dominated that the votes wouldn’t be thought-about.
Senator Syed Muzafar Hussain Shah of the Pakistan Muslim League-Practical, who served because the presiding officer of the chairman’s election, administered the chairman’s oath to Sanjrani.
Within the subsequent election for Senate deputy chairman, authorities candidate Afridi received the election with 54 votes, defeating the Opposition’s Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, who managed solely 44 votes. The federal government candidate managed to obtain 7 extra votes than the federal government alliance’s mixed power within the Senate (47). No votes have been rejected on this spherical of voting.
Stamps have been knowingly marked on title
Sources inside the PDM confided to Geo Information on Saturday that the seven senators whose votes have been rejected for putting their stamp on Gillani’s title had executed so intentionally.
They claimed that the seven senators in query have been suspected by their events of voting for Sadiq Sanjrani within the elections.
The Opposition sources mentioned that senators have been directed by the PDM leaders to put a stamp on the PPP candidate’s title to show that they’d not violated their get together orders.
‘PDM’s lengthy march to be contest between Maryam, Hamza’
Individually, Particular Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) Shahbaz Gill reacted to the developments on Friday by elevating doubt on PML-N’s inner unity.
Gill claimed that the PDM’s lengthy march has been changed into a contest between its PML-N leaders Maryam Nawaz and Hamza Shahbaz.
The SAPM mentioned Maryam had emerged because the “biggest loser” since Hamza Shahbaz was granted bail in NAB instances.
The SAPM puzzled who among the many two will turn out to be eventual chief of the PML-N, suggesting that the competitors was tilted in direction of Hamza as Maryam had confronted a number of defeats.
Capital braces for lengthy march
Earlier this month, PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman had shared a tentative plan for the alliance’s upcoming lengthy march, saying that caravans will arrive in Islamabad by March 30.
“The long march will begin from March 26. Caravans from every corner of the country will participate,” he mentioned. “We appeal to the entire nation to play their part in ousting this illegal and unconstitutional government,” the JUI-F chief had mentioned.
Fazl had mentioned that one other assembly of the Opposition’s management will likely be held on March 15 to debate the protesters’ keep within the capital.
The PDM has determined to march on Islamabad until the the PTI-led regime resigns.