PDM serves show cause notices to PPP, ANP for violating rules

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Awami National Party (ANP) have been issued with show cause notices for violating rules designated by opposition‘s alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

According to sources, the notices have been dispatched by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and PDM secretary general Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today after the approval from PDM head and chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

Both the parties have been directed to present their explanation in seven days. 

It is to be mentioned here that PPP has been asked to justify its step of appointing its candidate, former PM Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, as Leader of Opposition in Senate, against the decision of PDM while ANP has been directed to clarify why it had supported PPP in this move.

Earlier, the leaders of eight PDM parties held an important consultative meeting in Islamabad in which it was agreed that show cause notices would be sent to the PPP and ANP.

Sources told that after giving the PPP and ANP a fair chance to express their views, they will be expelled from the PDM.