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Bilawal Urges MQM-P to Join PDM Ahead of Senate Elections

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ISLAMABAD– Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has invited MQM-P to join the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) ahead of the Senate elections.

Speaking at a joint press conference with PDM and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman Sunday, Bilawal made his offer three days before the Senate polls. “Let us raise the voice for the rights of Karachi together,” he said. The PPP leader said MQM-P should fight against the government by becoming a part of PDM.

In addition, Bilawal said the PDM had challenged the PTI regime “on every front” and wished to send a message through the upcoming Senate election 2021 that “even the government’s lawmakers are not with the government”.

“We will be successful in our mission,” he stressed. “We have prepared for both the open ballot and secret ballot method” in the Senate elections, he added, observing that the democratic lawmakers would support the PDM.

Bilawal vowed to go to the PTI government’s home base and challenge it there. “We will also give a tough time to the government in KP,” he added.

“The formula that has been worked out for Pakhtunkhwa will unite and challenge the government. On the one hand, there’s [PPP candidate and former premier] Yusuf Raza Gillani and, on the other, is PTIMF candidate”, he explained, referring to Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.

“The PML-N seats won from Punjab will benefit us in electing the Senate chairperson and these votes will be very important,” he added.

“The MQM-P was elected from Karachi but the federal government left Karachi orphaned. We have talked to the MQM-P, members of the PTI government, and other allies of the regime.

“We hope that the Supreme Court will rule in accordance with the Constitution and the law,” Bilawal added.