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‘Show Numbers If You Want To Bring No-Confidence Motion’: PML-N Tells Bilawal

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PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal asked Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) President Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari to “show numbers” to support his request for a no-confidence motion against the incumbent government.

The PML-N Secretary General at a press conference in Lahore said, “As far as the PML-N’s thinking is concerned, we think if Bilawal Bhutto [Zardari] sahab has the numbers to bring a no-confidence motion then he should certainly show them. We saw [previously] in the Senate where we had the [majority] numbers but [despite that] the no-confidence motion was not successful so there is only one path we should follow, and that is to pursue a decisive long march against this government.”

The PML-N leader referred to the opposition’s failure in July 2019 to pass a no-confidence motion against Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani when many opposition party members rejected the leadership of the party by either voting against their own resolution or purposely wasting their votes.

During today’s press conference, Ahsan emphasised that a long march march was the PDM’s only option to oust the government, adding that the PPP chairman’s suggestion of a no-confidence motion was an old one. Iqbal went on to say that members of the 10-party Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) alliance “deliberate on their suggestions and take decisions through consensus of opinion”.

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