Chairman Senate election: Gilani PDM’s joint candidate

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Chairman Senate election: Gilani PDM’s joint candidate

News Desk :

The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has named the former prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani as the joint candidate for the slot of chairman Senate.

Maulana Fazal ur Rehman, the anti-government alliance’s chief made this announcement after a meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday evening. All mainstream leaders of the anti-government alliance participated in the meeting.

Speaking at the press conference, Rehman said that the candidates for the posts of Senate deputy chairperson and leader of the opposition would be decided by a committee, headed by former premier and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The committee will hold its first meeting tomorrow to deliberate on possible candidates.

The PDM chief also spoke about the incidents of violence outside Parliament House on Saturday, where PML-N leaders alleged they were manhandled by PTI workers. “PTI goons attacked them,” said Rehman, adding that not only were PML-N leaders insulted and harassed, the “goons even disrespected Marriyum Aurangzeb”.

“This is the culture the PTI is inculcating among its workers,” he lamented.

Rehman said the meeting reaffirmed the PDM plan to stage a long march against the government, adding that caravans will set out for the capital “from all corners of the country on March 26”.

“[The meeting] appealed to the entire nation to play their role to remove this undemocratic and unconstitutional government,” he said.

By March 30, he said, the rallies will start to reach their destination, while the strategy regarding “the stay of the long march” in Islamabad will be decided in a meeting of the PDM leadership to be held on March 15.

Chairman Senate election: Gilani PDM’s joint candidate

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