Bilawal tears apart show cause, Gilani offers resignation, CEC to continue on 2nd day

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KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday at Bilawal House tore apart the show-cause notice served to his party by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

Bilawal, during the CEC meeting, read out the show-cause notice served to PPP by PDM’s secretary-general Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — and after that, he tore it.

Addressing the CEC meeting, Bilawal said he had come into politics for respect, and nothing was greater than respect.

The PPP leadership will conclude the CEC meeting tomorrow sources within Bilawal House said.

During the meeting, Opposition Leader in the Senate Yousuf Raza Gillani offered his resignation as Leader of the Opposition.

His proposal was unanimously rejected by the CEC, as well as PPP President Asif Ali Zardari and Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari.

Around 50 PPP leaders in attendance, are discussing the current political situation and the relations between the Opposition parties and the overall anti-government strategy of the party.

PML-N responds

Responding to the PPP stand, PML-N secretary-general Ahsan Iqbal said PPP had taken a “vicious” step by tearing apart the notice served to it by PDM.

While speaking in a talk show of a TV channel, Ahsan Iqbal  said, it wasn’t a show-cause notice. They were just asked to respond to their move of getting Gillani the slot of Leader of Opposition in the Senate via support from a government-ally — BAP.

Iqbal said for him, PPP is no more a part of the Opposition alliance, however a final decision would be taken by the PDM leadership in the matter.