Bilawal defends Senate secret ballot polling, denies rifts in PDM  

By: News Desk      Published: 04:10 PM, 21 Dec, 2020
Bilawal defends Senate secret ballot polling, denies rifts in PDM  

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari defended the Senate secret ballot polling against the show of hands, a proposal which PTI government aimed to introduce for upcoming Senate Polls 2021. 

Bilawal Bhutto said, “PDM is a huge forum and we will make strategy jointly. We will decide when and how the parties will launch the long march. We are submitting the resignations to party leadership by December 31.” 

“We will take the poor people and unemployed people of Lahore with us on the long march and with people’s power, PDM will take resignation from him {Imran Khan},” PPP Chairman said.

“There will be no show of hands provision in the constitution of Pakistan and for that PTI government does not have a majority for the constitutional amendment,” he further added. 

It is pertinent to note that the federal government has decided to hold the Senate election through the show of hands. The decision was made at a meeting of the federal cabinet presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan last week. 

The PTI government has decided to file a constitutional reference under Article 186 in the Supreme Court. Elections in the upper house of Pakistan parliament have so far been held through a secret ballot.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also said that rich people will keep on creating wealth in Pakistan but where would the poor people go? “Imran Khan’s government is not aware of people’s woes and ground realities and with historic unemployment and poverty in the country,” Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said.

The PPP Chairman was addressing the media in Lahore. Bilawal Bhutto expressed his condolences with the family of PPP jiyala Dilawar Butt. Bilawal Bhutto said he was happy after seeing the loyalty of the younger generation with PPP.

Dilawar Butt was the voice of poor people who took the common man’s voice to mainstream and that was the beauty of democracy at that time.