Khaqan Abbasi opposes PPP’s return to PDM

Threatens to resign as PDM secretary general if PPP rejoins alliance

By: News Desk      Published: 03:03 PM, 25 May, 2021
Khaqan Abbasi opposes PPP’s return to PDM
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Former prime minister and PML-N senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has opposed the Pakistan People’s Party rejoining the Pakistan Democratic Movement, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Talking to media in Islamabad on Tuesday, senior PML-N leader Abbasi expressed his serious reservations regarding the expected inclusion of PPP back into the PDM fold. He threatened to leave his position as PDM secretary-general in case PPP returned to the movement. 

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He said he still did have reservations over PPP’s outmaneuvering of the PML-N in the previous Senate elections where the former managed to appoint its own candidate Yousuf Raza Gilani as opposition leader in the upper house after winning the support of the government ally, Balochistan Awami Party in breach of its commitment with the PML-N. 

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He said if the PML-N leadership insisted on including the PPP in PDM, it should better find his replacement as PDM secretary general. 

The former premier also alleged that the National Accountability Bureau decided cases after accepting bribes.

Reporter Ihtesham Kiani