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).
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.
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.”
Prime minister shared five pictures, which were captured in the garden of his Banigala residence, to show that he is relaxing at home with his pets and not at all bothered about what the opposition leaders are planning against his government.
On Sunday night, the PDM held its sixth and last public rally at the Minar-e-Pakistan Ground Lahore and its leaders lambasted the government for its failures in every sphere of life.
“I praise Gen Bajwa today. To attack an army chief in this manner, a reaction comes from the army,” Imran said during an interview to a TV channel when asked whether there was any “anger” within the military over Sharif’s aggressive speeches.