PM expresses resentments over Senate elections malpractices

Senate to elect new chairman, deputy chairman today


Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again expressed apprehensions over malpractices used in the recent Senate elections.

In his tweets on Thursday, he said these elections showed how we are losing the moral compass.

The Prime Minister said without justice and rule of law, states disintegrate because once moral authority is lost, deal making with the powerful criminals is resorted to.

The Prime Minister also quoted holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Hazrat Muhammad Salla Allahu Allaihe Wa Aaalhee Wasalan Khatam-un-Nabiyeen who stated that many nations were destroyed when there was one law for the powerful and another for the weak. He said throughout history, moral decay and corruption have destroyed states because without moral authority states cannot deliver justice.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the secretaries of all federal ministries to visit Balochistan province every month.

According to the Prime Minister office, the direction is aimed at effectively addressing the sense of deprivation of the people of Balochistan and the province’s problems.

The Prime Minister directed that the secretaries must address the issues pertaining to their ministries, divisions and departments on priority basis by visiting Balochistan province at least once a month.

The federal secretaries will send a detailed report to the Prime Minister office after their visits to the province.

On the other hand, Leaders of the allied parties of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have reposed full confidence in the leadership of the Prime Minister Imran Khan. They expressed their full support to the Prime Minister during a meeting in Islamabad.

They also reiterated their full support regarding the Prime Minister’s decision for the Chairman and Deputy Chairman in the Upper House of the Parliament.

The allied parties expressed their commitment and support for the implementation of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision.

The Senate will elect its Chairman and Deputy Chairman through secret ballot after oath-taking of 48 newly elected members of Upper House of the Parliament in Islamabad tomorrow [Friday].

According to the Senate Secretariat, the session will meet in the morning for oath-taking of the newly elected senators after which the session will be adjourned.

After the adjournment of the session, nomination papers for the chairman and deputy chairman will be submitted.

Later, the session would resume in the evening the same day to elect the chairman and deputy chairman of the Upper House.

Outgoing Senators call for strengthening democratic norms, values in country, Senate told

In the Senate on Thursday, the outgoing Senators called for further strengthening the democratic norms and values in the country.

In his farewell speech, Ateeq Sheikh expressed the confidence that the present government will provide relief to the masses. He emphasized the need for digitalization in the country.

Sassui Palijo in her remarks said the Upper House has played a pivotal role vis-e-vis policy formulation against terrorism.  She said the provinces should be given their share in resources as per the National Finance Commission award.

Salahuddin Tarmizi stressed that wide ranging reforms are required to address the problems face by the people.

Gian Chand said it is our responsibility to accord respect to the elected representatives and strengthen the parliament.



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