KARACHI: Political temperature in the country is on the rise as parties become incredibly enthusiastic to strategize alliances ahead of elections for the seat of Senate Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson.
Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto, on Sunday said that the party is in contact with other parties and will try to bring a candidate for Senate chairman from the opposition.
The competition between the two invincible parties; Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and PPP for the two seats of power will greatly depend on independent senators.
Bilawal urged Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) of unraveling the issues of infighting by itself and not place the blame on PPP, after over 10 MQM-P MPAs in Sindh vote for PPP in Senate elections.
The PPP chairman was responding to allegations of horse-trading, or buying votes through money, by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and PML-N.
He blatantly remarked “People should not take out their frustration on us… everything is being blamed on us” while addressing a news conference with reference to Saturday’s Senate elections.
Earlier during the conference, Bilawal wisecracked, saying that Imran being the PTI chief should promote ideological candidates and not ATMs.
He even said that PPP has various reasons for clinching seats on Senate, entitling Imran’s absence from voting process as one of the prime reason for his party MPAs being disoriented.
As for PML-N’s claim that it is the single largest party in Senate, Bilawal said it is unfair for them to say that because all their candidates contested as independent.
According to unofficial Senate results, PML-N clinched 15 seats and PPP won 12 seats in the polls.