According to analysts, former President Asif Ali Zardari is still holding his votes which can be used at any time, it is a sword hanging over the government.

Chairman Senate Election, if the matter goes to court, the seals of rejected votes will be considered as valid.

He said that since the beginning of the PDM movement, only Asif Zardari has been benefiting, otherwise the PDM has lost its status. The PDM has ceased to exist. People also believe that its effect is gone. If it is effective again, the government will be more successful. It may be mentioned that the government managed to defeat the opposition in the election of chairman and deputy chairman of the senate on Friday. In the first polling, the government candidate Sadiq Sanjarani got 48 votes and was elected chairman of the senate. PDM candidate Yousuf Raza Gilani Got 42 votes while Yousuf Raza Gilani’s 8 votes were also rejected. Government senators started celebrating as soon as the chairman of the senate was announced while slogans were chanted by the opposition members.

Later, the ruling coalition candidate Mirza Muhammad Afridi was elected Deputy Chairman Senate. In the election of Deputy Chairman in the Upper House, 98 senators exercised their franchise. After the completion of polling, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani announced the results. Government candidate Mirza Muhammad Afridi got 54 votes and opposition Ittehad-e-Pakistan Democratic Movement candidate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri got 44 votes while none of the 98 votes was rejected.

It has been revealed that 7 senators of the opposition alliance comprising Pakistan Democratic Movement have deliberately stamped the name of the candidate in the election of Chairman Senate. Media sources said that the votes of 7 senators of PDM were rejected.

It was already suspected that these 7 members have been asked to stamp the name of Yousuf Raza Gilani to prove that they have voted for the PDM. For this purpose, seven senators deliberately Instead of stamping the box, it stamped the name of Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Report Credit : Taimoor Usman (Students of Peace and Conflicts in NUML Islamabad)

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