Gilani’s appointment as Senate opp leader dented PDM: Ahsan
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal said on Friday that declaring Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani as leader of the opposition in the Senate without taking the parties forming Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) into confidence, had dented opposition parties’ alliance, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Talking to the media in Lahore, he said seeking BAP senators’ support for getting Gilani elected as opposition leader was not fair. “Everybody knows from where these Senators take dictation,” the PML-N leader claimed.
He said it was strange when all parties, now part of the opposition’s alliance, had agreed on making PML-N candidate Azam Nazir Tarar as leader of the opposition, why PPP took the step on its own.
“If the PPP was dying to get its candidate elected, then it would have been better if it had conveyed its desire to PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, who would have accepted it gleefully,” Ahsan opined.
He said he was saddened to learn that even Awami National Party (ANP) went along with the Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) decision to get Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani elected as leader of the opposition in the Upper House of the parliament.
Predicting that at the end of the day, parties ditching the PDM would be disappointed, Ahsan dispelled the impression that such steps like that of getting Gilani elected as leader of the opposition would force the opposition parties’ alliance to deviate from its path.