“Continue your government and hold assembly sessions with the fake mandate,” Maulana Fazlur Rehman
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has decided to boycott the National Assembly session during which Prime Minister Imran Khan would take a vote of confidence from the Parliament.
During a press conference in Islamabad, PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that the member of the opposition alliance would not participate in the National Assembly session. “The session will lose its importance in the absence of the opposition,” he said.
“Continue your government and hold assembly sessions with the fake mandate,” he said.
The JUI-F chief wondered how the PM could seek a vote of confidence from the same lawmakers he was accused of receiving a bribe to vote against the party line in the Senate polls.
Fazlur Rehman also talked about the ECP stated that “We believe blaming the ECP [for their loss] in Senate election is not the matter,” adding that “We believe he [PM Imran Khan] blamed the ECP to put pressure on them [to not pursue] the foreign funding case.”
Regarding the PDM Long March, Maulana said that the strategy would be developed. “Caravans will travel from everywhere.”
According to reports, the suggestion to boycott the National Assembly proceedings came from Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief and head of the PDM, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, and both leaders of the PML-N and PPP supported the suggestion.
Last day, PM Imran address the nation a day before announced that he will take a vote of confidence from Parliament on Saturday, adding that he will sit in opposition if failed to get a vote of confidence from the lower house.
As Yousaf Raza Gilani beat Hafeez Sheikh for Islamabad’s senate seat. Gilani won 169 votes while Hafeez Sheikh was only able to secure 164 votes. This is even though PTI and its allies had a lead of 18 MNAs in the National Assembly.