Tuesday, October 4, 2022

PDM head Fazlur Rehman demands early elections in Pakistan

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the chief of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), requested on Monday that new elections be held in the country.

He claimed that his party has its own attitude and that it is their obligation to return the people’s mandate and obtain a new mandate from them.

“If there are any flaws in the electoral system, they should be remedied through changes through the existing assembly,” Fazlur Rehman said, adding that the JUI-F is opposed to extending the duration of the current.

Meanwhile, JUI-F Senator Kamran Murtaza has stated that his party will not be a part of the federal government. “We should assist the government without becoming a member of the cabinet,” he stated, adding that the JUI-F should remain in the opposition while expressing support for the administration.

In addition, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is divided over whether or not to join the new federal cabinet, despite the passing of six days since the formation of the new administration.

According to sources familiar with the situation, former president Asif Ali Zardari is opposed to joining the federal government, although PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is eager to join the cabinet.

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These sources stated that while the PML-N has not yet made a decision on constitutional positions, it is more interested in holding constitutional positions as opposed to holding ministries in the federal government.

A number of constitutional positions, including four governorships, have been requested by the PPP, as well as three major ministries in the federal cabinet.

So far, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has not reacted to the requests of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which include the Senate chairperson and other positions.

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