Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPAs from Sindh Sardar Muhammad Khan Shar and Karim Bux Gabol have denied the statement of PTI leader Khurrum Sher Zaman about the “abduction” of party lawmakers ahead of the Senate election.
In a video shared on social media, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Sardar Muhammad Khan Shar said that MPAs were not kidnapped by anyone and they are sitting at their homes.
“Who will kidnap us. We [MPAs] are at our homes and have some reservations with the party over awarding Senate tickets,” he said while rejecting the claim of Khurrum Zaman that three MPA’s being kidnapped ahead of Senate polls.
“Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) awarded Senate tickets to candidates without consulting various party leaders from Sindh. Merit was completely ignored in awarding of Senate tickets,” he added.
Shar further said that Sindh was completely ignored by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), adding that the disgruntled MPAs also raised an issue with PM Imran Khan Sindh Governor Imran Ismail about non-issuance of funds for development projects in Sindh but no one removed their concerns.
He claimed that tickets were awarded to “Senate candidates at Governor House Karachi,” adding that he will not vote for candidates issued tickets for Senate election from Sindh as they did not belong to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Former Opposition Leader and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Firdous Shamim Naqvi said that he talked to Karim Baksh Gabol on a video call yesterday afternoon and he excused himself from attending the luncheon at Moulvi Mehmood’s residence owing to his illness.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P), and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) have fielded joint candidates for the Senate elections from the Sindh province as they eye five seats from the province.
He demanded of the Sindh government to find the whereabouts of the party lawmakers and blamed the provincial authorities for being behind the entire episode.