Bilawal refuses to accept Gillani’s resignation


PPP leader Yousaf Raza Gillani and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. — AFP/File
PPP leader Yousaf Raza Gillani and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. — AFP/File
  • PPP chairman appreciates Gillani’s services, terms them “shining example” for democrats.
  • Bilawal expresses regret over role of chairman Senate in passing SBP Amendment Bill.
  • Special Assistant to Prime Minister Shahbaz Gill calls move a “political circus.”

Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Monday has refused to accept PPP leader Yousaf Raza Gillani’s resignation as the leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Geo News reported.

The PPP chairman appreciated Gillani’s services and called them a “shining example” for the democrats and said that the representatives of PPP hold themselves responsible.

Expressing regret over the role of chairman Senate in the passing of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Amendment Bill, 2021, Bilawal said that the chairman passed the bill “in connivance with the government.”

This is political circus: Gill

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill called this move a “political circus” in a tweet.

Taking a swipe at the PPP chairman, he said that Gillani did not participate in the voting at Bilawal’s request,” adding that, “the bill was passed with your help, so you will obviously reject his resignation”.

Gillani resigns as Opposition leader in Senate

PPP leader and former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani stepped down as the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate after his absence led to the passage of the State Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2021, in the Upper House of the Parliament.

“I have submitted my resignation to my party; I do not want to to be the Opposition leader anymore,” Gillani said while addressing on the floor of the Senate. 

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