Over 50 senators attend Bilawal's lunch as opposition gears up to oust Sanjrani

10:03 PM | 31 Jul, 2019
Over 50 senators attend Bilawal's lunch as opposition gears up to oust Sanjrani
ISLAMABAD - More than 50 senators from Pakistan peoples Party, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, National Party, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam, Awami National Party, and former Fata attended the lunch hosted by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday.

The huddle, in the Senate's banquet hall, came a day ahead of voting on no-trust move against Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.

After the lunch, PPP chief Bilawal told reporters that Sanjrani still had time to voluntarily resign if he wanted, terming that it would be a good decision.

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The lawmaker affirmed that the opposition had gathered enough numbers to de-seat the Senate chairman.

On the other hand, Leader of the House in the Senate Syed Shibli Faraz also made it clear today that Sanjrani was not resigning, saying he will fight the election "till the last man [and] the last moment".

The opposition’s joint candidate for Senate chairman, Mir Hasil Bizenjo, told newsmen that he had already won the day his name was put forward.

Claiming to have the support of 65 opposition senators, Bizenjo too suggested Sanjrani to resign.

Bizenjo also hosted dinner for senators from the opposition benches which was attended by PML-N leader, Maryam Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif, JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PPP Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari besides others.

Political leaders at Bizenjo's dinner

Shehbaz-Fazl Meet

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif met Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman today.

During the meeting, both the leaders discussed the no-trust move against the Senate chairman and the future strategy of the opposition.

The two leaders also discussed the overall political and economic situation of the country.