ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) will issue show cause notices to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Awami National Party (ANP) over alleged violation of consensus decision and principles.
As per details, PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has approved the issuance of show cause notices to both the parties. Notices will be served by Secretary-General PDM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
The PPP’s notice will be sent to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari whereas ANP’s notice will be issued to party chief Asfandyar Wali Khan.
PPP has been asked to explain within a week its conduct for appointing Yousuf Raza Gilani as Leader of Opposition in Senate by defying the consensus decision of component parties of the opposition alliance.
A similar notice will be issued to the ANP for supporting the PPP in its efforts to get Gilani designated with the support of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) senators.
PPP and ANP’s move has harmed Opposition alliance and movement. The show cause notice directed both the parties to revert within 7 days.
The PDM had decided last month that the PPP will get the slot of Chairman Senate while the deputy chairman will go to JUI-F and the PML-N will get the office of the leader of Opposition.
The PPP and JUI-F candidates for the two slots couldn’t succeed in polls after suffering defeats by the government candidates.
The PPP subsequently backed out of consensus understanding and gained the slot of the Opposition leader with the support of members of BAP which is part of the government. The ANP stood by the PPP and both parties are being notices for the differences in the alliance.