ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that with the rejection of the no-confidence motion against the Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani in the House, the opposition’s narrative has badly been crushed.
Earlier in the day, the joint opposition led by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) moved a no-trust motion in the Upper House of the Parliament against Sadiq Sanjrani; however, that failed to secure the minimum required 53 votes to yield results in its favour.
Meanwhile, the treasury benches also tabled a no-confidence resolution against the Deputy Chairman of the Senate Saleem Mandviwala but that also met the same fate.
In a series of tweets, Dr Firdous said that the opposition had already been rejected by the masses, and now it has suffered a humiliating defeat in the Senate as well.
The special assistant said that two no-confidence motions were moved in the Senate, adding that the government fulfilled all Constitutional requirements and foiled the opposition’s attempt to de-seat the Chairman Senate by vote.
However, she added that, the opposition didn’t permit its members to exercise their right to vote on the motion against the Deputy Chairman.
Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the opposition fled from the voting process held to oust Saleem Mandviwala. She regretted that the opposition holds supreme the personal interest rather than democracy, Constitutional or the Country’s stability.
Dr Firdous advised Maulana Fazlur Rehman to withdraw his protest call for October; otherwise, they will face more severe consequences.