Imran Khan made the announcement in a televised address to the nation, alleging that some lawmakers from his ruling Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) party had been bribed by the opposition to vote for former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in the Senate elections on Wednesday.
Gilani, fielded by the opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) secured 169 votes while Hafeez Sheikh could manage 164 ballots. Seven votes were declared invalid and were rejected by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Sharif has written to the Pakistan High Commission in London for the renewal of his diplomatic passport. Officials said the request letter from Sharif came just a day before the expiry of his diplomatic passport on Feb.16.
"The PDM must bear in mind that people don’t support looters. People around the world have come out on the streets to protest against corruption. Has anyone ever come out on the streets to support corruption of political leaders.”
Giving out the verdict, the court told the chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to sell Sharif’s shares. Authorities may proceed with any auction that they do not receive an objection against.
"Why do these revelations expose repeatedly?” he posed a question in a series of tweets, and said exactly what he has been saying in his 24 years fight against corruption, which is the biggest threat to Pakistan’s progress. "These elites come to power and plunder the country.”
Addressing a ceremony in Gwadar on Monday, the prime minister said several projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would bring prosperity and development to the province. Imran said "Pakistan can benefit from its strategic location and also from the expertise of its best friend China.”
Addressing the launching ceremony of the "No one Sleeps Hungry” programme in Islamabad, Imran said that the 30 million deserving families will be given direct subsidy from June this year.
The passport expires on this day, and if the government doesn’t issue a new passport, the former premier will face a difficult situation. Earlier, former finance minister Ishaq Dar is also faced a similar situation.
Chief Election Commissioner Abdul Rashid Sulehria told a news conference on Monday that PTI won 25 seats, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) secured 11 seats, while the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which had previously held a majority in the body, took just six seats.