ISLAMABAD: Divides have emerged within the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz rank and file over Senate ticket distribution as the sources within intimate party circles tell ARY News that the party has put an end to their chairman Raja Zafar-ul-Haq’s parliamentary career by not letting him contest the impending upper-house polls.
According to the information ARY News has learned from the party sources, ex-Prime Minister and PML-N stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has opposed the suggestion of renewing Haq’s senatorship which expires in the outgoing batch in a matter of days, saying political realities have changed now and now there’s no room for him anymore.
The sources claim it is due to the age of Raja Zafar-ul-Haq that his bid to contend for the Senate seat has been disputed. However, the sources also claim that when the PML-N chairman asked for a ticket for his son, this too was turned down.
On the other hand to have happened today, Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed hope that his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would emerge as a victorious party in upcoming Senate elections scheduled to take place on March 3.
The prime minister said this while chairing a meeting of government spokespersons. The meeting discussed the current political situation and the Senate elections, while the spokespersons were briefed on government decisions.