ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf senators on Friday moved a ‘no-trust’ motion against Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla.
The tit-for-tat motions come after the combined opposition submitted a ‘no-confidence’ resolution against Senate Chairman Saddiq Sanjranai. The opposition parties have nominated National Party chief Mir Hasil Bizenjo as their joint candidate for the Senate chairman slot.
The PTI motion, signed by 26 senators, has sought the removal of the Senate deputy chairman by requisitioning a Senate session to cast the no-confidence vote.
According to sources, the PTI has also contacted allied parties seeking their support against the ‘no-confidence’ against Mandviwalla, who is a senator of the Pakistan People’s Party from Sindh.
The Senate session is yet to be convened to vote on the two ‘no-confidence’ motions submitted by the opposition parties and the government.
PPP Senator Sherry Rehman said that the government’s ‘no-confidence’ motion was a futile exercise, as, according to her, the government and its allied parties did not have the numerical strength in the Upper House of Parliament to remove the Senate deputy chairman.
Earlier, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Shibli Faraz while talking to Hum News said that before moving a no-confidence resolution against the Senate chairman, they should be mindful lest the lose the slot of the Senate deputy chairman.