RAWALPINDI: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Sunday advised all political parties to become leaders and take decisions on the Senate election vote so as to “stop the buying and selling of votes”.
He was addressing a function in Rawalpindi during which he said he already knew that the opposition leaders would not resign against their long-standing claims.
As reported Geo TVRashid also sent a message to Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the Pakistan Democratic Movement, saying that the government was “ready to join the Kashmir Solidarity Rally with Fazl”.
“I respect whatever Fazlur Rehman said during the PDM meeting in Karachi,” the home minister said.
Referring to the PDM’s anti-Israel rally, Rashid had said a day earlier that since the government was not taking any steps to recognize Israel, Fazlur Rehman “wasted people’s time by holding anti-Israel rallies.” What “
He added that the opposition should announce the date of the long march as the government “would not be a hindrance to them and would welcome them instead.”
Talking about the opposition’s stance on the Senate elections, Sheikh Rashid said that “Bilawal Bhutto can take a no-confidence motion in the Senate a hundred times,” but he should remember when the PPP had 66 members in the Senate. Then 11 of them went missing. “
A day earlier, Rashid had backed Bilawal’s no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, calling it “the only way to get rid of the sitting government”.