Asif Ali Zardari backs Opposition’s no-confidence motion against PM Imran Khan



2022-02-12 20:57:00

  • PDM chief Fazl calls Zardari; meets PML-Q leaders in Lahore.
  • Zardari backs Opposition’s no-trust motion against PM Imran.
  • Fazl asks PML-Q to again Opposition’s no-trust motion

LAHORE: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has assured the Opposition that he would help the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, Geo Information reported on Saturday.

The PPP co-chairperson gave the reassurance to PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman when the latter referred to as the previous to inquire about his well being, sources advised the media outlet.

In accordance with sources, the 2 leaders mentioned the present political scenario of the nation and measures being taken by the Opposition against the federal government.

At this, the previous president assured the PDM chief that he stands with the Opposition, whereas Fazl shared that he would contact the federal government allies quickly.

Fazl meets PML-Q management

Individually, Fazl additionally visited the incumbent PTI authorities’s ally, PML-Q, in Lahore. He met PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Pervaiz Elahi.

Sources mentioned that Fazl requested the PML-Q to help the Opposition in its no-confidence motion against the federal government. They added that the PML-Q would name a celebration assembly after assembly Opposition Chief within the Nationwide Meeting Shahbaz Sharif.

“The current government has broken the backs of the people with inflation,” Fazl was quoted as saying. “This is the only government with which no one is happy.”

“Even the government’s allies are not happy with them,” Fazl advised PML-Q.

However, the Chaudhry brothers advised Fazl that their occasion has had a “long tradition” with PPP and JUI-F.

“Whatever is better for the country we will do that,” mentioned the Chaudhry brothers, however did inform the PDM chief that they do have some “reservations” with some Opposition events.

PDM decides to maneuver no-confidence motion against PTI

Fazl’s name with Zardari and assembly with PML-Q come a day after he introduced that the Opposition alliance, PDM, has unanimously determined to maneuver a no-confidence motion against the incumbent PTI authorities.

Fazl made the announcement in a press convention flanked by Chief of the Opposition within the Nationwide Meeting Shahbaz Sharif, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, and Chief of the Opposition within the Punjab Meeting Hamza Shahbaz — addressed the press convention. 

Fazl mentioned the alliance would method the federal government’s allied events to have them on board in order to amass a voting majority within the Nationwide Meeting — a prerequisite to bringing a few no-confidence motion against the prime minister.

The PDM chief went on to say that each one Opposition events that had been current through the assembly have determined that this “illegal government should be sent packing.” 

‘Victory for democracy’: Bilawal

Minutes after the announcement, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari mentioned that the transfer will function a “victory for democracy.”

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “It is a victory for democracy that most Opposition parties now agree to bring a no-confidence motion against the government. The PM has lost the confidence of the people, it is about time he lost the confidence of Parliament.”


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