Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has decided to challenge the victory of Sadiq Sanjrani as Chairman Senate in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
According to the details, a consultative meeting of the party was held under the chairmanship of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto. Yousuf Raza Gilani, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Sherry Rehman and others attended the meeting. The meeting agreed to continue the constitutional and legal battle against the government of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI).
Media reports said that the PPP has rejected Sadiq Sanjarani’s win in Senate and decided to approach Islamabad High Court and challenge the results.
Speaking on the occasion, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the government used every criminal tactic against the Opposition in the Senate Elections. Installing cameras and trying to steal votes is a heinous crime and a violation of the constitution.
He said that the impression of deliberate mis-stamping by the opposition members is wrong and no senator had wrongly stamped the ballot paper.
“I have full confidence in all the senators of the opposition. With such an impression, attempts are being made to split the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).” Said the party chairman.
The PPP chairman said that the decision of the presiding officer would also be challenged in the high court.
It merits mentioning here that the ruling PTI-backed candidates got successful in grabbing the top slots of Senate. Sadiq Sanjrani was re-elected as Chairman by defeating Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) hopeful Yousaf Raza Gilani. Ninety-eight senators exercised their right to vote, out of which seven votes were rejected. Sanjrani received 48 votes and Gilani 42.