Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz claimed on Thursday that her party’s Senators were being told not to vote for the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) candidate.
According to the details, taking to Twitter, Maryam Nawaz claimed that PML-N Senators were being called and asked not to vote for Gillani in the upcoming Senate chairman election.
She tweeted, “Our senators are being called and asked not to vote for PDM candidate. Some of them have recorded the evidence,”
Our senators are being called and asked not to vote for PDM candidate. Some of them have recorded the evidence.
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) March 11, 2021
Let it be known that the Senate will elect its Chairman and Deputy Chairman through secret ballot after oath-taking of 48 newly elected members of Upper House of the Parliament in Islamabad on Friday.
As per the Senate Secretariat, the session will meet in the morning for the oath taking of the newly elected senators after which the session will be adjourned.
Nomination papers for the chairman and deputy chairman will be then submitted. Later the session will resume in the evening to elect the new chairman and deputy chairman of the Upper House.
It merits mentioning here that the Senate elections, that took place on March 3rd, had intensified tensions between the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf Government and the Opposition after PDM’s joint candidate Yousaf Raza Gillani defeated PTI’s Abdul Hafeez Shaikh by taking 169 votes against his opponent’s 164 votes. Six votes were rejected while one was not polled.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, then later addressed the nation and claimed that Opposition spent money to influence the elections. He also took the vote of Confidence from Parliamentarians last week.