Bilawal says govt trying to make Supreme Court controversial
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Pakistan people’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Saturday criticised the government for preparing a Presidential Ordinance for holding the Senate elections through open balloting saying the government has got nervous due to the pressure asserted by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).
He questioned that when the said issue was already in the Supreme Court for advice then why the government was in a hurry to bring the ordinance?
The PPP chairman said this was the first step being taken by the government to make the Supreme Court controversial and an attempt to bring the highest court of the country under pressure.
He said the government has never shown seriousness in engaging any political party in a serious dialogue regarding the issue.
Bilawal said by taking this step the government has shown that his own parliamentarians are not trustworthy as Prime Minister Imran Khan is not satisfied with his numbers for the Senate and he wanted to keep his members under pressure.
He said the PTI’s attempt to rig the Senate elections is bound to fail and the government is trying to make the institutions as well as the Senate elections controversial for its own gains.
He said all the parties in the PDM would jointly contest the Senate elections to resist the government.
He said only the parliament has a right to bring an amendment in the constitution while the government staged attacks on the senior members in the National Assembly.
Bilawal said to protest is the constitutional right of the opposition and the opposition is using its constitutional right to bring the government under public pressure through using its right.
He said there are different ways to throw out the government and one option is to bring it under the public pressure and the send one is to remove the government with a no-confidence motion through the parliament.
He said the Pakistan People’s Party has a clear stance that 2018 elections were rigged.
Bilawal said all the members of the parties in PDM had submitted their resignations to their party leadership before the December 31 deadline and the option of resignations is still under consideration in the among the PDM parties.
He said the PDM has decided to contest the Senate elections after thorough deliberation on the issue.
He said the PDM will hold a march of March 26 against the inflation in the country and dubbed it as ‘Mehngai March’.
He said the government is getting nervous and that’s why it has decided to bring the Ordinance even as the issue is in the Supreme Court.
Bilawal said PPP has always resisted against bringing amendment in the 1973 constitution. He alleged that the government wanted to scrap the NAFC Award and Benazir Income Support Programme.
He said PDM is on a mission to oust the establishment from the politics and save the system.