Published On: Mon, Mar 1st, 2021
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We are making preparation for both open & secret balloting in senate elections: Bilawal

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has challenged the government in every field and at every front. Bilawal Bhutto said that we are hopeful that Supreme Court of Pakistan will deliver judgment on presidential reference regarding senate elections according to law and constitution, adding that whether there are senate elections or other elections the secret balloting enjoys constitutional protection. Bilawal Bhutto said that we are making preparation for both open and secret balloting in senate elections, adding that we have talked with Mutahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), government MNAs and they have their independent vote and there is no bar on government or coalition parties MNAs. Bilawal Bhutto said that the pro-democratic members of parliament will support PDM candidate Makhdoom Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani against the PTIMF candidate Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and succeed the PDM.

While talking to media persons after holding meeting with President Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and Ameer Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman at his residence in Islamabad along with PDM candidate for senate seat from Islamabad former prime minister Makhdoom Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani and PDM candidate for technocrat seat from Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Farhatullah Khan Babar, said that PDM has challenged the government in every field and at every front, adding that PDM has defeated the government in by-elections from KP to Pishin. He said that government tried to rig the elections in NA-45 Kurram and NA-75 Daska, adding that the rigging has been exposed in NA-75 and results from the constituency have been freezed.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that members of the parliament are not with government but are with the PDM, adding that we expect that our candidates will bring good and surprising results and will further strengthen our movement, long march and every move and we will succeed in our goal and mission to send the puppet government and puppet prime minister home and form masses government which should resolve the problems of masses. He said that every institution should do its work and parliament should make decisions about the fate and future of the county.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Awami National Party (ANP) has been playing very crucial role in the PDM, adding that whole opposition of KP including PDM and other parties are jointly contesting the senate elections. Bilawal Bhutto said that we are challenging government in its home. Replying a question Bilawal said that PDM has challenged the government in Punjab and has secured PML-N seats, adding that these PML-N votes will be very beneficial when will be fighting for the seat of chairman senate.

He said that Mutahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) is coalition partner of government and they have been elected from Karachi but the government has left Karachi orphan, adding that if MQM-P will include its voice with the voice of PDM then there will be more strength and we hope they will support us everywhere.

On the occasion Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that I am thankful to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Yosuf Raza Gillani and Farhatullah Babar on visiting my home. He said that it is a good news for the nation that PDM is united in all four provinces and at center during the senate elections and contesting the senate election while following a joint strategy. He said that there is disappointment in the government circles, adding that with the blessings of Almighty Allah good results will come forward. Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that we will gain successful results jointly, adding that PDM has become the single voice of whole country. Maulana Fazl said that our three youth were martyred in Islamabad on Saturday, adding that such kind of incidents are also occurring in other areas. He said that if there will be no peace and no economy then such rulers will be considered as failed rulers and getting rid of such rulers will be the biggest service of the country and masses. He said that immediately after the senate elections the PDM leadership meetings will be held and future strategy will be devised and we will move forward to implement our previous announcements.

He said that the movement and election are two separate things, adding that the strategy of elections is different and strategy of the movement is different, adding that PDM is committed for the movement and will move forward according to the requirements of the movement. He said that PDM has prepared good strategy for contesting the senate elections in KP and opposition MPAs are meeting today (Monday).