PMLN Vice President Maryam Nawaz Says govt lost control over PTI lawmakers

PMLN Vice President Maryam Nawaz says govt lost control over PTI lawmakers. The opposition says since Imran Khan has lost control over his party lawmakers, he rushes to hunt a ‘show of hands’ process within the Senate polls to make sure that none of them could defect.

The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of 11 opposition parties, has also announced seeking legal remedies to prevent the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government from going ahead with its proposed plan with reference to the Senate elections.

Addressing PM Khan at a presser at her Jati Umra residence here on Thursday, Maryam Nawaz said: “You had used [intelligence] agencies to control the election [no-confidence motion by the opposition] against the Senate chairman [Sadiq Sanjrani]. Now when your government has been weakened…you realized the importance of show of hands. Why are you making the Supreme Court controversial and dragging it in politics?”

She said the government could not bring ordinance to change the schedule and method of the Senate elections.

PDM president Maulana Fazlur Rehman also declared that the government could not change the Senate election method through presidential ordinance.

“Only parliament can bring about an amendment in this respect and the Supreme Court can have its interpretation,” Maryam Nawaz said.

Updated: December 19, 2020 — 5:27 am

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