Senate elections: Former PM Gillani thinks institution is ‘utterly impartial’

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Former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani addressing a press convention in Islamabad, on February 22, 2021. Photo: Screengrab from YouTube through Geo News.
  • Gillani says his victory will likely be a victory for the “forces of democracy”
  • Former PM thanks PDM for displaying confidence in him
  • Gillani refutes rumours he met or established contact with Jahangir Tareen

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani stated that it seems as if the institution is “completely neutral” and never taking sides with the ruling social gathering, based on Geo News. 

This was stated by the PPP chief as he held a press convention with JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Monday to speak concerning the upcoming Senate elections. 

The former prime minister thanked the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for putting their confidence in him, including that he would symbolize the alliance within the Senate. 

The former prime minister stated that he had gotten elected in 2008 because the prime minister of the nation by a consensus, including that he had secured 264 votes to develop into prime minister after the 2008 basic elections.

“I secured the votes on the basis of my cordial relations [with parliamentarians],” he stated. The ex-premier stated he would go individually to fulfill every member of the PDM.

“My victory in the Senate elections will be a victory for the forces of democracy,” he stated, congratulating the PDM for its candidates’ victory within the latest elections.

Gillani refutes stories of assembly Jahangir Tareen

The former prime minister refuted hypothesis that he met PTI chief Jahangir Tareen. “I have neither met Jahangir Tareen neither established contact with him,” he stated.

In response to a query, Gillani stated that it seems as if the institution is impartial. The former prime minister didn’t elaborate the context on which he was talking about.

Senate polls: Nawaz assures Zardari of PML-N’s assist for Yusuf Raza Gilani

Earlier, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif on Saturday supplied full assist to PPP Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari for Gilani, the PDM’s joint candidate for the Senate polls from Islamabad, sources instructed Geo News.

Nawaz had assured Zardari of his social gathering’s assist in a phone name between the 2 leaders. Sources had additionally stated that the previous president then instructed Gilani to talk to the PML-N supremo individually.

Apart from the Senate elections, the 2 leaders additionally spoke concerning the PDM’s upcoming lengthy march to Islamabad.