ISLAMABAD: (REPORTBEAT) – Opposition Alliance PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that at present there is an atmosphere of despair in the government ranks, we are united for the Senate elections.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad along with PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, he said that good results would emerge in the Senate elections.
Bilawal said the opposition alliance wanted to give a message to the masses that even the members of the government were not with the federal government in Senate elections. “We are very much hopeful that our candidates would give surprising results in the Senate polls,” he added.
He said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was also winning by polls in NA-75 Sialkot-IV constituency but the PTI government rigged the elections.
To a question about Muttahida Qaumi Movement skipping dinner organised by the PTI-led government, Bilawal revealed that they are holding dialogue with MQM and other government allies. “MQM was elected from Karachi. However, the federal government has rendered Karachi orphan,” the PPP chief said.
Bilawal claimed that every party in K-P, whether a part of PDM or not, is on the same page against the PTI government. “We are united… all parties including PML-N, PPP, JUI-F, ANP and JI are united,” he added.
The PPP chairman hoped that the Supreme Court would give its verdict on mode of voting in Senate polls “as per the law and constitution”, adding that the alliance is however prepared for both scenarios — secret or open ballot.
He further said that Awami National Party (ANP) has played a critical role in the anti-government movement and supported the alliance in its every move. However, we may have deliberations as to what has happened in recently-held Nowshera by-elections, where ANP fielded its own candidate instead of rendering expected support to the now-victorious PDM candidate.