CEC wants PPP to take part in Senate elections, says Bilawal
PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz (L) and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari arrive for a PDM meeting.–File photo
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Tuesday that his party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) had advised the party to contest the upcoming Senate elections.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Bilawal said this decision of the PPP’s CEC would be taken to the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of 11 opposition parties currently trying to topple the federal government of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, and the final decision on the issue would be taken by the alliance. He said that PPP’s CEC reserved the right to project its viewpoint.
Bilawal said the PDM had yet to decide on taking part in the Senate elections. He said the PDM could win the Senate elections if the member parties contest the elections with unity. He said the PDM had yet to decide on resignations from the assemblies. He said the PPP and the PDM were on the same page as far as establishment’s role in political affairs of the country was concerned. He said that Prime Minister Iman Khan and his government would fall in a single day if the establishment stops supporting them.
The PPP chairman said that opposition parties would march on Islamabad if the prime minister does not resign by January 31. He said the PDM would throw the prime minister out of his office if he does not leave the office on his own. He rejected the media reports about CEC’s internal discussions and asked people not believe in the government’s propaganda against the opposition parties.