Opposition leader in the Senate Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has revealed that PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto has decided to seek the support of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) to help him assume office.
In an interview during Dawn News On Monday’s program “Live with Adil Shahzeb”, Gilani said a four-member delegation led by BAP’s Dilawar met Bilawal, adding that he was not present during the meeting.
The former prime minister revealed that he had no interest in the post, but party chairman Bilawal took the decision.
In response to the interview, Gilani’s son Ali Qasim Gilani said in the interview that Gilani did not admit to gaining the support of the BAP, saying what Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had said some time ago.
Gilani’s announcement as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate has split the anti-government coalition – the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).
The PML-N claims that a member of its party should have taken over the post, while the PPP says that its number in the Senate was in its favor, and that is why the party’s candidate for the post. Has the right to
Following Gilani’s election, the PDM issued show cause notices to the ANP and the PPP for going against the coalition’s decision – as they have decided to send the PPP to the Senate chairman, JUI-F. F) The Deputy Chairman, and the PML-N will get the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.
The PPP was asked to explain within a week its move to appoint its candidate in the Senate, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, as Leader of the Opposition, without first seeking the consent of the opposition coalition parties.
On the other hand, the ANP was issued a notice to support the PPP in its efforts to nominate Gilani with the support of senators from the government’s ally BAP.
That number included 21 senators from the PPP itself, 2 senators from the Awami National Party, 1 senator from the Jamaat-e-Islami, 2 independents from FATA and a group of 4 independent candidates led by Senator Dilawar Khan who had split from them. BAP will support Gilani’s candidate.
Following the show cause notice, ANP leaders withdrew from the PDM.
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