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‘No room for Fazlur Rehman in PDM,’ Azam Swati says

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'No room for Fazlur Rehman in PDM,' Azam Swati says

Minister for Railways Azam Swati on Sunday stated that there isn’t any longer any room for JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman within the Pakistan Democratic Motion alliance of the opposition.

Addressing a media briefing alongside not too long ago reelected Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Swati stated that within the race for the deputy chairmanship, the PDM had “rejected” Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s candidate, Abdul Ghafoor Haider.

Swati’s remarks referred to the defeat of Haideri, who’s a member of the Fazlur Rehman-led JUI-F get together, and who obtained 44 votes versus government-backed Mirza Mohammad Afridi’s 54.

“PDM rejected [Fazlur Rehman’s] candidate. Their is no room for him [in the alliance] now,” the minister stated.

“He should wisen up and think again if he wants to continue [siding with them],” Swati added.

Swati stated that the way in which “cracks are emerging in PDM means that the parties have always served their own interests”.

“Their narrative has been defeated and they must repent now and allow us to complete Imran Khan’s reform agenda for the next two and a half years — and then we will again emerge victorious in 2023,” he stated.

‘They’ll proceed to hit their heads’

Talking of the opposition’s determination to problem the Senate election outcomes, he stated that it doesn’t matter what the opposition does, the “Constitution protects us”.

“This is not an election held by the Election Commission. This is an upper house election. The Election Act has no bearing on this,” he stated, including that there are two Sections of the Structure that “guarantee us full protection”.

“[The opposition] can continue to hit their heads [but will not succeed in having their way],” Swati stated.

Electoral reforms

On electoral reforms and whether or not the federal government will invite the opposition for session, the minister stated: “If the opposition is sensible, if they wish to serve democracy, they must know that reforms can only be brought with the law and Constitution.”

He stated the federal government merely seeks to make the Senate election course of “so transparent that everyone should know who voted for whom”.

“The only way to defeat this practice of votes buying is by implementing what Imran Khan is saying,” Swati stated.

He additionally known as for the 39 amendments within the Election Act that he has filed to be handed by the parliament.

Swati stated that Sanjrani has “played a positive role” as Senate chairman the final three years and he’s assured after his reelection that he’ll proceed to play an efficient position within the three years forward.

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