ISLAMABAD - PPP and PML (N) top leaders accuse each other of 'dirty game' over Senate Chairman No Confidence Vote.
The leaders of the two top parties PPP and PML-N in their private conversations are found accusing each other of playing a “dirty game” during the secret vote on the no-trust motion against Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani in which the opposition faced a defeat due to defection of its 14 legislators.
PML-N’s Khawaja Asif and PPP’s parliamentary leader in the Senate Sherry Rehman even made their “distrust” public by issuing statements accusing each other of damaging the opposition’s unity.
Yet the two parties have a unanimous view that there is a need for changing the rules regarding no-trust resolution against Senate chairman or deputy chairman, as PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari at a press conference in Lahore announced that the party would seek amendments to the parliamentary rules and constitution to do away with the requirement of “secret ballot” during votes in the parliament.
He also expressed the hope that the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) would back it as it was part of its manifesto.
Though both the parties have formed their fact-finding committees to identify the defectors and suggest a punitive action against them, background interviews with the members of the committees revealed that they had “very little hope” for success.