ISLAMABAD – A government parliamentarian who did not vote for the government candidate Hafeez Shaikh in Wednesday’s Senate election has reiterated that those government parliamentarians who did not for the government candidate Hafeez Shaikh in Wednesday’s Senate election be given an exemplary punishment.
Talking to the media on Saturday, the man who was among at least 16 members of the ruling coalition who did not vote for the government candidate in the Senate election from Islamabad, maintained that those who, like him, let the government down should be chastised and made an example of.
“Everything will be out in the open today,” said one of the few government parliamentarians whose letting down of the government was already out in the open.
“Those who didn’t vote for Hafeez Shaikh should be given an exemplary punishment. Today is the day truth will come out,” said the man whose truth had come out on Wednesday, prompting castigation from the head of the government, who, according to reports, didn’t vote for Hafeez Shaikh himself.
Political analysts maintain that the self-reflection on part of the ruling party currently on display is unparalleled in Pakistani political history.
“Have you ever seen a ruling parliamentarian basically saying that he and the prime minister should be given an exemplary punishment? This is already exemplary,” a government aligned political analyst told The Dependent without having been asked to comment.