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PML-N will contest Senate elections and cease PTI from acquiring two-thirds majority: Ahsan Iqbal

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  • Ahsan Iqbal warns of “decisive long march” by PDM
  • Says PTI can put off 18th Modification if it obtains two-third majority
  • Can’t depart the sphere open for the PTI, says Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: PML-N chief and former inside minister Ahsan Iqbal mentioned Wednesday that the social gathering will contest the upcoming Senate elections to discourage the PTI from acquiring a two-thirds majority within the parliament.  

Chatting with media exterior an accountability court docket, the PML-N stalwart mentioned that his social gathering didn’t consider in “leaving the field open for the PTI”. Iqbal mentioned that if the PML-N didn’t contest elections, then the ruling social gathering will acquire a two-thirds majority and “change the face of the Constitution.”

“[PML-N] will take part in Senate elections and will stop the PTI from obtaining a two-thirds majority,” he mentioned, including that if the PTI manages to safe the bulk, it may put off the 18th Modification and impose a presidential system of governance within the nation. 

“They [PTI] can take the country towards a presidential system,” he mentioned. “We will take part in the Senate [elections] as the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) central point is to stop the government’s conspiracies.”

He mentioned that the PDM had obtained success in its endeavours towards the federal government, alleging that the prime minister’s panicked state was proof of that. 

Iqbal warned {that a} “decisive long march” will sweep away the federal government when the time comes. “Every minister of the PTI is involved in the worse form of corruption,” he mentioned. “Be it the sugar, wheat or utility store corruption. Each minister, on the one hand, talks about honesty and on the other hand, is busy looting the country.”

The previous inside minister mentioned that NAB was a “one-eyed body”, including that it was wanting the opposite manner when it got here to the ruling social gathering’s corruption. 

Iqbal rubbished a minister’s claims that he had embezzled Rs70bn from CPEC initiatives, including that no matter cash that contractors had obtained from Chinese language firms, had been paid on to the contractors. 

“It is due to these irresponsible statements that the CPEC has become controversial around the world,” he mentioned. 

Iqbal mentioned that the PTI authorities had taken extra loans to this point than the PML-N authorities had throughout its five-year tenure, including that the incumbent authorities nonetheless had not carried out any improvement initiatives for the lots. 

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