- Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari calls on Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi to ask for assist for PDM in Senate election.
- The Chaudhrys refuse the request, saying it’s “against their principle” to again out of a promise made as allies to the federal government.
- Opposition will probably subject Yousuf Raza Gilani, whereas authorities is backing incumbent chairman Sadiq Sanjrani for Senate chairman polls.
PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Punjab Meeting Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi have turned down Pakistan Democratic Motion’s request for assist within the upcoming Senate chairman and deputy chairman election.
Though the 11-party opposition alliance has but to announce a candidate, it’s believed that they are going to be fielding PPP stalwart Yousuf Raza Gilani, who lately defeated authorities candidate Abdul Hafeez Shaikh within the race for the Islamabad normal seat within the Senate.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, together with Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, Chaudhry Manzoor, Hassan Murtaza and Qamar Zaman Kaira referred to as on Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi immediately at their residence in Gulberg, Lahore, to ask them for his or her vote in favour of the opposition.
Sources advised Geo Information Bilawal sought assist specifically for Gilani within the Senate election.
He additionally inquired after Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain’s well being on behalf of former president Asif Ali Zardari and conveyed his good needs.
On this regard, Chaudhry Shujaat mentioned that he has respect for Bilawal, however won’t be supporting the opposition candidate.
He mentioned that the federal government is an ally, and has already been assured of the Chaudhrys’ assist for his or her candidate, incumbent chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.
“We stand by the Prime Minister Imran Khan led government in the senate election as a matter of principle”, Chaudhry Shujaat mentioned to Bilawal.
Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi mentioned: “We don’t back out of our promise and it is against our principles to break a solemn commitment.”
PML-Q leaders together with Federal Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema, MNAs Moonis Elahi, Hussain Elahi and Chaudhry Salik Hussain have been additionally current throughout the assembly.