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Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, reinstated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s support for the Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, and vowed that the opposition parties will not succeed in removing him. Usman Buzdar stated, “The PTI-led government is standing with the Senate Chairman, and we will vote for him.”
Addressing the press in Lahore on Sunday, Usman Buzdar noted that the politics of the opposition revolves around creating chaos and mayhem, and their negative agendas are never in favor of the people. He stressed that the opposition parties are pursuing their own malignant agendas, and it is high time for them to reflect and fix their mistakes.
PTI Supports Sadiq Sanjrani
Criticizing the objectives of the opposition parties, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar remarked that it serves their personal interest to remove the Senate Chairman, but they neglect the fact that the entire country is well aware of their personal agendas.
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQMP) also joined the PTI-led government and expressed full-confidence in Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.
Usman Buzdar added, that the entire nation is aware that Mr. Sadiq Sanjrani has been performing his duties with due consideration, and completely in line with democratic practices and parliamentary traditions.
The Chief Minister of Punjab noted, “In every democratic country, the opposition plays an instrumental role, but unfortunately, in the case of Pakistan, the opposition plays a negative political role.” He added that the opposition’s movement to replace Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani is bound to lose its momentum and backfire.
Buzdar noted that Senate Chairman Sanjrani is supported by a majority of Senators within the House, and the opposition will realize its own failure by encouraging such a movement.
Majority Vote for Sanjrani
On Sunday, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQMP) also joined the PTI-led government and expressed full-confidence in Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. The party announced that it will not support the no-confidence motion filed by the opposition parties against Chairman Sanjrani in the Upper House.
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Reports indicate that this decision was ushered in at a meeting of the MQMP’s coordination committee, convened by Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. The MQM leadership convened at the meeting expressed full confidence in the abilities of Sadiq Sanjrani’s leadership of the Senate, and vowed to oppose the no-confidence motion at “every forum”.
The MQMP coordination committee has invited all “Haq Parast” (righteous) senators to Karachi, to devise a strategy to counter the no-confidence motion submitted against Senate Chairman Sanjrani. Currently, five senators from MQM are sitting on the treasury benches in the upper house as allies of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s coalition government.
Earlier on Thursday, Shafqat Mahmood, the Federal Minister for Education, had stated that the PTI-led government will extend maximum support to Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. Addressing the press, Federal Minister Mehmood noted, “We will all vote for Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.”
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He added, “Sadiq Sanjrani’s political party is an ally of PTI, and the ruling government will extend maximum support to him.”
The Rehbar Committee was convened to provide a resolution in the Senate, urging the removal of Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, and opposition parties have put forward the name of Hasil Bizenjo as the new Senate Chairman.