Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that his Party believes in the supremacy of the Constitution and the Parliament but polling process at a polling station cannot be described as Parliamentary proceedings.
In a statement, the PPP Chairman said that the PDM candidate Senator Yousaf Raza Gillani had challenged the decision of a Presiding Officer of the Polling Station in the Senate Hall. This Presiding Officer had rejected 7 votes identifying them as the ones obtaining by Yousaf Raza Gillani.
He said that we will exercise our legitimate right to go to an elevated forum for seeking justice under the principle that a Presiding Officer of a polling station has no right to engineer the polling process and results. “Though the Constitution bars calling into question the proceedings of the Parliament. However, this was not a proceeding of the Parliament,” he added.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that theft of Chairman Senate elections through foul play by a Presiding Officer was a litmus test for the system as it may get replicated in the future thus undermining the very credibility of the democratic institutions.
He further said that PPP has the constitutional right to knock available forums and this electoral theft won’t be allowed to sustain and Inshaullah, Yousaf Raza Gillani would become Chairman Senate because he is the genuinely and legally elected Chairman.