Govt sincerely tried to eliminate horse trading in Senate elections: Hamza Shahbaz (Daily Messenger (Pakistan))

Pakistan MuslimNawaz (PMLN) leader Mohammad Hamza Shahbaz Sharif Thursday said the government sincerely tried to eliminate the menace of horse trading in Senate elections with consensus enactment of the 22nd amendment.
Talking to media persons outside the Parliament House, Hamza said that PMLN tried its level best to bring transparency in the system, strengthen democracy and ensure supremacy of the constitution.
To a question regarding Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, the legislator said that Syed Kursheed Ahmed Shah was a seasoned politician but was watching the situation with a particular angle.
Hamza said that PMLN government took decision of 22nd amendment in the constitution in good faith to stop horse trading in the Senate elections but Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) refused to support the government in this regard.
Recalling the general elections, he said that PMLN could have formed government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the help of Jamiat UlemaeIslam F but the government had respected the mandate of Pakistan TehreekeInsaf (PTI) in interest of democracy.
He said similarly the government had also given chance to nationalist parties to form government in Balochistan in country’s interest, adding that media should criticize the government but also appreciate its good steps.
To another question, Hamza Shahbaz said that progressive Pakistan was priority of the PMLN government and Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif is visiting Saudi Arabia in larger interest of the country.