ISLAMABAD ( REPORTBEAT ) – This important decision was announced by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi along with other federal ministers while addressing an emergency press conference at PID. He said the decision would make it clear who stood where. For a while, they may see success, but we will continue to fight the battle of truth and falsehood.
Today is a sad day for Pakistan’s democracy. Proponents of democracy today have killed democratic values, denied them.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the results of the Senate election strengthened our statement. Our fears were justified. Every tactic was used to win Yousuf Raza Gilani.
The Foreign Minister further said that the Election Commission has failed to discharge its responsibilities and ensure a transparent election. Votes were also bought and sold in the last Senate election. Holding Senate elections through open ballot will end corruption, he added.
PDM’s joint candidate Yousaf Raza Gillani defeated PTI’s Abdul Hafeez Sheikh in an upset victory against the government in today’s Senate election.
Yousaf Raza Gillani secured 169 votes while Abdul Hafeez Shaikh could only win 164 votes. A total of 7 votes were rejected by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
On the other hand, PTI candidate Fauzia Arshad won the women’s seat with 174 votes while PML-N candidate Farzana Kausar got 161 votes with 5 votes getting rejected.