Imran lauds ‘well-reputed’ Rabbani, vows to evaluate performance

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday said that Raza Rabbani – the Opposition’s consensus candidate for Senate Chairman also backed by ruling PML-N – has a good reputation but his performance in the Upper House of Parliament would be evaluated.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) stalwart Rabbani has emerged as a consensus candidate for the post with the backing of most parliamentary parties with few exceptions.

Earlier in the day, he thanked all the parties for bestowing their trust on him and said that he will strive to meet the expectations of every party without succumbing to any pressure after assuming the charge as Chairman Senate.

Speaking at a press conference today, Imran Khan criticised the PPP and PML-N again vowing not to vote for their candidates in the upcoming elections for Senate Chairman and Deputy Chairman.

He ruled out emergence of any new coalition in the Parliament.

“Whenever they [all parliamentary parties] feel insecure, they form an alliance against the PTI,” said Khan.

He reiterated that 2015 will be the year of elections and vowed to come out on the streets again if the judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in the 2013 poll was not formed.

The PTI chief also welcomed new politicians for joining the party on the occasion.