No-confidence motion to prove political suicide for opposition: Haleem

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Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh, said that no confidence move will prove political suicide for the opposition leaders.

Talking to media persons along with PTI’s nominated candidate for senate election Agha Arslan here at Sindh Assembly building on Wednesday, he said that we believe our all allies including MQM-P, PML-Q and GDA are with PTI while trivial issues of some PTI members would also be settled down.

Haleem Adil said that it was almost impossible for the opposition to draw together required number of 172.

PTI and other opposition parties have boycotted polling for Senate seat from Sindh that fell vacant after disqualification of PTI leader Faisal Vawda though opposition took part in electioneering process as we did not want PPP candidate return unopposed, he added.

The opposition leader noted, “We had reservations on decision regarding disqualification of Faisal Vawda and we consider it as dual standards of the relevant authority as Murad Ali Shah was also facing the allegation of not disclosing dual nationality. Both Shah and Vawda had charges of same nature against them.”

He said that PTI did not believed in horse trading while result of the polling was already predictable as PPP has numerical majority in Sindh assembly.

Expressing reservation on mode of polling for senate elections, Haleem Adil said that everyone had seen videos of Yousuf Raza Gillani’s son while the Sindh assembly was insulted in past when loyalty of two people were bought.

“The PPP enjoys trampling on the parliamentary tradition and if there was a close contest in today senate elections these people would have resorted to horse trading again,” he observed.

The opposition leader suggested that election on senate seats should be conducted by show of hands to ensure transparency and fairness.

If PPP believed in democracy it had resorted to election by show of hands, Haleem Adil opined and added, but votes are acquired here by coercion and monetary deals. He also stressed on PPP to extend support to government for bringing an end to this dirty business in politics.

The PTI leader said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is on a brief visit of Sindh and he will also visit MQM-P’s secretariat in Bahadurabad, he said adding that PM will have a meeting with leaders of joint opposition in Sindh at Governor House. Besides chairing meeting of PTI’s Sindh Advisory Council the PM Imran Khan will also address party workers in Governor House, he further added.

The nation saw show of criminals most wanted the other day when Asif Zardari, Shehbaz Sharif and Fazlur Rehman were sitting side by side, he remarked adding that it was good to see all the criminals together.

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