The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek a vote of confidence from the parliament following the results of the Senate polls.
According to media reports, the Foreign Minister has expressed these views while addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday along with other Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) leaders, including Planning Minister Asad Umar, Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry, among others.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Prime Minister has decided to seek a vote of confidence from the parliament in consultation with other PTI members. He said that today was a sad day for democracy.
The Foreign Minister further stated that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) failed to ensure transparency in the Senate polls. He said that after the controversial video and audio (featuring Ali Haider Gillani) surfaced a night before the election, Fawad Chaudhry tried to approach the ECP but there was no one there.
He said that the Election Commission was entrusted with a huge responsibility, but it failed.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that those who claimed to be the champions of democracy have trampled upon it and Opposition leaders have come together to practice the politics of escapism. He said we will ensure that this politics of escapism is buried forever.
“We will continue to fight the battle of good and evil. Imran Khan always took a high moral ground when it comes to politics and people are well aware of that,” he added.