NA session summoned tomorrow for PM Imran Khan’s vote of
confidence

ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): A session of the National Assembly has
been summoned for tomorrow (Saturday) when Prime Minister Imran
Khan will seek a vote of confidence from the parliament, members of
the government confirmed on Thursday.
Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain shared
the news on Twitter and said that the session will commence at 12:15
PM on Saturday. “Mir Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani will be the PTI-
backed candidate for the post of the Senate chairman,” he added.
Meanwhile Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Syed
Shibli Faraz says Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) firmly believes that
open balloting is the only way to eliminate horse-trading in the Senate
elections.
Talking to a private news channel, he said the Prime Minister has
conveyed his concerns over victory of Yousuf Raza Gilani in the center.
He said PTI also has a copy of the leaked video of Gilani’s son.
The minister said, to enjoy the real fruits of democracy, we have to
discourage those who contest elections on the strength of money.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday night, Foreign Minister
Shah Mehmood Qureshi had announced that the premier would seek a
vote of confidence from the parliament after the ruling PTI lost the
hotly contested Senate general seat from Islamabad to the joint
opposition.

The joint opposition candidate Makhdoom Yousuf Raza Gilani won the
general seat, beating PTI’s Abdul Hafeez Shaikh. Gilani secured 169
votes while Shaikh bagged 164 votes.
“Those standing with Imran Khan will be seen on one side and those
who are not, and think they like the ideology of the PPP and PML-N
have every right to join their ranks,” Qureshi had said.
He had urged PTI workers to hold onto the belief that the PTI would
compete with the opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement.
“In this fight, the nation is watching who stands where,” the foreign
minister had said. He also assured PTI’s voters that the “struggle”
would continue.
“In my opinion, today is a sad day for democracy. Those who claimed
to be the torchbearers of democracy have killed the principles of
democracy,” he added.
Meanwhile, addressing the media in Peshawar, Information Minister
Shibli Faraz said that Prime Minister Imran’s apprehensions about the
Senate elections’ transparency proved correct, as evident from the
result of election of the general seat for Islamabad.

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