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Sheikh Rasheed sees PDM’s internal differences behind Gilani’s defeat


Islamabad: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Friday that Yousuf Raza Gilani, the candidate for the top position in the Senate of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) ) Failure due to internal disagreements.

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) senators were probably unhappy over the nomination of Yousaf Raza Gilani as PDM’s candidate for the top Senate post.

The opposition will not bring the no-confidence motion against the prime minister, he claimed, adding that the government will complete its five-year term.

Earlier today, the presiding officer in charge of Senate chairman polls Friday had convened Sadiq Sanjrani to take oath as Senate chairman for the second time but house members from the opposition alliance cause commotion over wasted votes.

As the oath-taking took place, the house had experienced a row raised by Pakistan Peoples Party’s Farooq H Naik who argued against discarding seven votes which could have meant a win for joint opposition alliance’s candidate Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Sadiq Sanjrani’s candidate for the chairmanship of the Senate won the highest seat in the upper house of parliament backed by the ruling coalition when competing with Gilani.

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