PM Shehbaz appreciates Asif Ali Zardari for his “historic role”.
Maryam blames Imran Khan of creating rifts between Chaudhry family.
“Ek Zardari sab pe bhaari,” Bilawal writes on Twitter.
Following an end to Friday’s dramatic Punjab Assembly session which retained Hamza Shahbaz as the chief minister of Punjab, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif thanked Allah for the party’s victory today.
“His [Chaudhry Shujaat’s] role today is the victory of democracy and constitutional values and I pay tribute to him for his contributions,” he wrote on Twitter, adding that former president Asif Ali Zardari has also played a “historic role” in his political maturity as he pulled the country out of the crisis.
اللہ تعالیٰ کے حضور سجدہ شکر بجا لاتے ہیں جس نے ہمیں ایک بار پھر سرخرو فرمایا۔ چوہدری شجاعت حسین چوہدری ظہور الٰہی شہید کے سیاسی وارث اور علمبردار ہیں۔ انہوں نے ایک بار پھر اپنے عظیم والد اور خاندان کی جمہوری روایت کو زندہ و جاوید کیا۔ ان کا یہ کردار جمہوریت اور آئینی اقدار ۔۔۔
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) July 22, 2022
The premier also thanked all coalition parties and their respected leaders for the political insight, unity, and support due to which the “democracy won.”
> ان کا یہ کردار جمہوریت اور آئینی اقدار کی جیت ہے جس پر چوہدری شجاعت حسین، ان کے خاندان، اور ساتھیوں کو خراج تحسین پیش کرتا ہوں۔ سابق صدر آصف علی زرداری نے آئین، جمہوریت اور عوام کے لئے تاریخی کردار ادا کیا ہے۔ سابق صدر زرداری کی سیاسی رواداری نے بحران کا خاتمہ کر دیا۔
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) July 22, 2022
‘Imran Khan created rifts between Chaudhry family’
PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz accused PTI Chairman Imran Khan of creating rifts between the Chaudhry family. Taking to her Twitter, Maryam said that Khan stole the speakership and the seat of Pervez Elahi because of his willingness to come into power.
“Shujaat took a principled decision despite the pressure and increased his respect and dignity,” she added.
فتنہ خان نے اپنے اقتدار کے لیے نا صرف چودھری خاندان میں پھوٹ ڈلوائی بلکہ سپریم کورٹ کے فیصلے کی رو سے چودھری پرویز الہی کی سپیکرشپ اور سیٹ بھی چھین لی۔ یہ شخص جہاں جاتا ہے نحوست پھیلاتا ہے۔چودھری شجاعت صاحب نے دباؤ کے باوجود اصولی فیصلہ کیا اور اپنی عزت اور توقیر میں اضافہ کیا۔
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) July 22, 2022
‘Shujaat’s decision saved country from Imrani fitna’
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, while speaking during a press conference following the conclusion of the Punjab Assembly session, said Shujaat’s decision saved the country from “Imrani fitna.”
Sanaullah said that the PTI-PML-Q coalition faced defeat because of the unnecessary pride they showed after the results of the Punjab by-polls.
“We accepted our defeat in the by-polls; however, the PTI showed arrogance which is an unfavourable act,” he said, adding that all the leaders of the coalition parties appreciate the decision taken by Shujaat.
He further added that Hamza won the CM’s election by the majority, stating that this is the year of elections and “we will win the general elections as well with the majority.”
Regarding Deputy Speake Dost Mazari’s verdict, the interior minister said that the decision was taken according to the earlier judgement of the Supreme Court according to which 25 members of the assembly were unseated. “The decisions taken by the apex court and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) are present people complaining can refer to those,” he said, telling them [PTI] to do whatever they want “we will stop them.”
“If attempts are made to disrupt law and order, this will be dealt with severely,” he warned.
‘Ek Zardari sab pe bhaari’
Following Hamza’s victory, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari
Aik Zardari Sab Pe Bhaari
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) July 22, 2022
As you sow, so shall you reap, so sit down’
Meanwhile, Bilalwal’s sister Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari said that the PTI fought to take away individual right to vote and celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision that individuals must follow the party head.
#PTI fought to take away individual right to vote & celebrated Supreme Court decision that individuals must follow party head. Cannot go against party head vote. PTI celebrated this decision. What you reap you sow so sit down, watch your mouth and take notes #JeayZardari ✌️
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) July 22, 2022
“Cannot go against party head vote. PTI celebrated this decision. What you reap you sow so sit down, watch your mouth and take notes,” she wrote on Twitter.
JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman calls PM Shehbaz, Asif Zardari and Chaudhry Shujaat
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman called Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, PML-Q head Chaudhry Shujaat, and PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari to congratulate them after Hamza Shahbaz retained the chief minister Punjab’s slot.