PM Imran Believes PDM Will Face Failure Once Again

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has made it clear that he believes that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), is headed for failure. 

The 11-party opposition alliance was formed to dethrone the incumbent government, however, the premier asserted that they will not succeed in achieving any of their goals, as the entire nation knows that people were bribed in the Senate elections. This statement from the Prime Minister came after a video clip was leaked. 

Just a day before the parliamentary elections of the upper house, Ali Haider Gilani, the son of the joint candidate of PDM, Yousuf Raza Gilani, was recorded sitting with two ruling MPs of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). He was telling these men how to waste votes, who later claimed that their meeting with Ali Haider was only a part of their ‘sting operation’.

The MPs also claimed that they were only trying to expose the tactics of the opposition, who were trying to sabotage the vote bank of the government. 

Similarly, Abdus Salam Afridi, a member of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, came forward and contacted the Election Commission of Pakistan. He alleged that he had video evidence to prove that one of the opposition leaders had tried to buy his vote. The ECP has asked the lawmaker to provide the evidence to it so that it may be thoroughly investigated. 

However, despite these turn of events, Gilani emerged victorious over Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, a candidate of the PTI, and won the Islamabad set in the Senate elections held on the 3rd of March. 

The Prime Minister of the country recently chaired a meeting of spokespersons of the government, to discuss the ongoing political situation. While addressing the attendees, he asserted that it is the responsibility of the Election Commission to ensure that transparent elections are conducted. However, he expressed his disapproval at the fact that the ECP failed to do just that. 

The premier firmly stated that the nation deserves transparent elections and that is exactly the course of action that the ECP should take. 

At the meeting, the people in attendance also reviewed the powers of the Election Commission and the Election Act. PM Imran vowed that he will put an end to the practice and tradition of coming to power by handing out money and then serving vested interests once in power. 

As per the Prime Minister, his party is already drafting electoral reforms, which will ensure that there is no corruption in any type of election. 

Separately, Senators Zeeshan Khanzada and Faisal Javaid also called on the premier. During the meeting, the two told the PM that Sadiq Sanjrani would prove to be the strongest candidate where the post of the Senate chairman is concerned.

They also expressed optimism at the success of the government, should Sanjrani hold the post.  

The elections for the deputy, as well as the chairman, have been scheduled for the 12th of March. It is also the date when the three-year-long tenure of Sadiq Sanjrani will come to an end.