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‘Selected’ govt won no-confidence motion by horse-trading: Shehbaz Sharif

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ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Mian Shehbaz Sharif said that 14 votes of the opposition which were horse-traded today (August 1), due to which Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani survived the no-confidence motion, has damaged the democracy but government has faced defeat in the court of public.

According to the details, the joint opposition meeting was held in which the issue pertaining to votes of 14 members and the future course of action were taken into consideration after the failure of the no-confidence motion against Sadiq Sanjrani.

Talking to media representatives after the meeting, Shehbaz Sharif expressed that the ‘selected‘ government won by horse-trading today which has damaged the democracy of Pakistan. PML-N President asserted that opposition in the meeting has decided to expose the dishonest, who sold their conscience today, in front of the masses in next All Parties Conference.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that 14 Senators had stabbed the back of the party and democracy. “We will find out who voted against them”, he added. Bilawal Bhutto advised that the Sadiq Sanjrani should morally resign from the chairmanship.

Earlier, the no-trust motion against Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, tabled by Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Raja Zafarul Haq, has been rejected.

A total of 100 senators, including Sanjrani, took part in the polling process. Senator Javed Abbasi was appointed the polling agent on behalf of the opposition, while Senator Nauman Wazir was appointed on behalf of the government.

50 votes were received in favour of the no-confidence motion while the opposition needed at least 53 votes for the resolution to be passed but fell just three votes short of victory.






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