Surprising results expected in Senate elections: Bilawal | The Express Tribune

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday predicted that “surprising results” were expected in upcoming Senate elections following Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) victories in recent by-polls across the country.

“PDM has challenged the government on every front… it defeated the government in by-polls as well. We will send this puppet government and prime minister packing,” he said at press conference flanked by PDM head Maulana Fazlur Rehman and former premier Yousaf Raza Gillani in Islamabad.

The joint presser took place following a meeting between the leadership of PPP and Jamiat Ulema-e-Isalm-Fazl.

Bilawal said that the alliance wanted to give a message to the masses that even the members of the government were not with the federal government in Senate elections. “We are very much hopeful that our candidates would give surprising results in the Senate polls,” he added.

He said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was also winning by polls in NA-75 Sialkot-IV constituency but the PTI government rigged the elections.

To a question about Muttahida Qaumi Movement skipping dinner organised by the PTI-led government, Bilawal revealed that they are holding dialogue with MQM and other government allies. “MQM was elected from Karachi. However, the federal government has rendered Karachi an orphan,” the PPP chief said.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, speaking on the occasion, said that PDM was not just an electoral alliance but a movement, saying that all the parties were united to oust the “puppet government”.

He said that there will be a meeting of PDM after the Senate polls to devise future strategy of the alliance. “Getting rid of such rulers would be a big service to the people of Pakistan,” he further added.


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