ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said action would be taken against opposition senators who defied party policy and voted against a no-confidence motion that was moved by the opposition against Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.
The PPP chairperson was speaking to the media after a meeting with opposition leaders that was held hours after Sanjrani survived a no-confidence motion. He was flanked by PPP Senator Sherry Rehman, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, Ahsan Iqbal, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Raja Zafarul Haq among others.
He said some petty senators have stabbed their parties in the back adding that we will look into our party to see which of our members came under pressure or sold their conscience.
Bilawal expressed to give tough time to the puppet government despite this defeat. He announced to call an All Parties Conference and said we will introduce reforms to ensure transparent Senate elections.
He further said that the opposition had "won even in defeat because we exposed these puppet senators and Senate chairman".
On this occasion 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) have damaged the democracy but government has faced defeat in the court of public.
PML-N President asserted that opposition in the meeting has decided to expose the dishonest senators in front of the masses in next All Parties Conference.
Meanwhile, the senators of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) handed over their resignations to PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that 21 senators have handed over their resignations to him.
The senators were of the view that they were ashamed of the party’s defeat today.