KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that four PTI MPAs, showing their `no-confidence’ in the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, cast vote in favour of PPP candidate Nisar Khuhro in the Senate election held in Sindh Assembly on Wednesday.
Talking to the media along with Senator-elect Nisar Khuhro after the unofficial announcement of Senate results, Murad hoped that similarly PTI MNAs would vote in favour of no-confidence resolution filed in the National Assembly by joint opposition against the Prime Minister.
The chief minister congratulating Nisar Khuhro on his return in the Senate election disclosed that four PTI MPAs had come on their own to vote for Khuhro. “They showed `no confidence’ against prime minister Imran Khan and I am sure the PTI MNAs would also vote in favour of the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister tabled by the joint opposition in the National Assembly.”
Shah charged that ‘foul language’ the prime minister was using against the leadership of the opposition parties in public meetings was the manifestation of his `defeat and downfall’. “As he knows that his days as a prime minister are numbered; therefore, he has lost his senses and abused the respectable leadership,” he said. He deplored: “this is his political legacy and the culture he has developed under his leadership.”
The CM said that if the PTI had no interest in contesting senate election, they should have withdrawn their nomination papers to save the expenditures of the Election Commission of Pakistan it had incurred on conducting the poll. “It was not a boycott but the fear of losing votes,” he said and added it has proved that their members have already started parting ways with them.
Shah said that neither he nor his ministers contacted any PTI MPA but they chose on their own to vote for PPP.
The CM said that Nisar Khuhro was a senior and seasoned politician and he would represent the people of Sindh and the party in the senate.
Talking about the long march the PPP chairman, Murad Ali Shah said that the people of Pakistan had already expressed their no confidence in the prime minister, and unanimously demanded his removal.
Nisar Khuhro, the senator-elect, thanked the party leadership for giving him ticket, and the chief minister and the MPAs of the party and of the PTI for voting in his favour.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2022