PESHAWAR: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz here on Wednesday felicitated the whole nation on overwhelming victory of PTI candidates from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Senate elections and said it reflected the confidence people reposed in leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“We are grateful to Prime Minister Imran Khan and felicitate him on overwhelming victory of PTI candidates which became possible due to his personality and charisma. People did not elect Shibli or anyone else rather they elected Imran Khan,” he said while talking to media persons after Senate elections.
“We are also grateful to the representatives from KP for extending unflinching support to all PTI candidates in Senate poll,” he added.
Expressing concern over victory of Yousaf Raza Gilani in the center, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan had already conveyed his apprehensions in that regard and PTI also took up the leaked video of Gilani’s son with election commission.
Shibli said PTI would soon finalize a strategy regarding rejection of four votes in the center and how to pursue the matter of leaked video.
He deplored that corrupt elements in disguise of PDM who crippled the whole democratic system had again manipulated the electoral process by tactics including use of powers, pressure and money.
The minister said that in KP all the members of PTI were elected and it was only because the corrupt elements failed to lure the loyal members of PTI in the province. It was also reflection of the people’s confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Shibli said those who were threatening to bring no confidence motion should be ashamed of their objectionable past. “I can’t understand how they can talk about no confidence motion since their past was bleak.”
Apprehensions on elections
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Wednesday said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s apprehensions about the Senate elections’ transparency had proved correct.
It was evident from the result of election of the general seat for Islamabad, which was the outcome of the video leaked last night, he said talking to the media flanked by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister Shaukat Yousufzai here after the announcement of Senate elections results.
The minister said Imran Khan was the only person who could change the obsolete rotten system whereas the opposition alliance represented the forces of darkness, which believed in horse-trading, rigging, bullying and violence to manipulate the election results.
About the defeat of his party candidate in Islamabad, he said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leadership was holding consultations and it would finalise the future strategy tonight.
He reiterated the pledge that the PTI would end the politics of corruption, and sale and purchase of ‘loyalties’ under the leadership of Imran Khan. Those, who believed in honesty, democracy and merit were standing behind Imran Khan, and the ones promoting corruption in politics would be given a decisive blow.
About the results in KP, he said the opposition parties were divided and they did not vote for each other’s candidates.