Senators who have gone against party policy will be taken to task, says Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and President of PML-N Shehbaz Sharif.
He was speaking on Friday at a meeting of PML-N senators which he summoned after the opposition’s failure to gather enough votes to pass the no-confidence motion against Senate Chairperson Sadiq Sanjrani.
Sanjrani retained his seat after only 50 senators voted against him despite 64 senators asking for a vote. The opposition needed at least 53 votes to unseat Sanjrani.
Shehbaz said 14 senators had “sold their conscience” in the Senate a day earlier. They will be identified and an inquiry will be initiated against them, Shehbaz told the PML-N members.
The opposition, he said, will decide together on how to deal with these 14 senators, he said.
A day earlier, the opposition leader had said that it was “Ameer [rich] Tareen’s magic that worked in the Senate”.
He had said 64 members stood in favour of the motion, but then 14 votes were not polled.