Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaan (PTI) will talk to Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan amid a severe defeat in the Senate election and the resignation of the opposition. They can announce something big at 7:30 pm (Indian Time Night 8). He has met with the army chief and the intelligence agency Digi before addressing the country.
This information was provided by Imran Khan’s party on Twitter. However, Imran Khan did not say what his address was. Before addressing the country, Imran Khan called on Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and ISI Director General Leh on Thursday. He met General Fayaz Hamid.
Earlier on Wednesday, opposition parties had asked Imran Khan to resign. Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani defeated Pakistani Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh in the Senate major elections. The result is a huge setback as Prime Minister Imran Khan has personally sought out his Cabinet colleague.
The ruling also claims that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) has the support of 182 members, with 172 votes to elect a senator. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said, “Yusuf Raza Gilani received 169 votes, Sheikh received 164 votes, seven votes were rejected. A total of 340 votes were cast.
Prime Minister Khan personally tried to ensure Sheikh’s victory. Pakistan’s Democratic Movement (PDM), a coalition of eleven opposition parties, backed Gilani. It also includes Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and Pakistan People’s Party. Significantly, from 2008 to 2012, during his tenure as former Prime Minister Gilani, Sheikh was minister in his cabinet.
PPP President Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, speaking to the media after Gilani’s victory, urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to step down as his candidate’s defeat has lost confidence in the National Assembly. “Imran Khan should resign. This is not only the demand of the opposition but also the demands of the members of his government,” Bilawal said. He said that Pakistan’s democratic journey had begun with a new phase.
He thanked the PDM leadership and said that Gilani’s victory was a victory for all the democratic forces in Pakistan. “This puppet government has lost its parliament and the people of Pakistan won,” he said. Gilani said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had called him from London where he lives and “congratulated him on the spectacular victory”.
PML-N senior leader Ahsan Iqbal said Prime Minister Khan should resign tonight. “Imran and his ministers cannot cast their votes properly. How can they run the country?” He was referring to media reports that Khan’s own vote and his two ministers’ vote would include seven rejected votes. Because of the coveted seat price, the Sheikh lost by a margin of five votes.