ECP probe against horse-trading in Senate elections

ECP probe against horse-trading in Senate elections

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday announced that it would probe the allegations of horse-trading in the recently held Senate polls.

The ECP has summoned all political party heads and leaders who leveled horse trading allegations to come out before the commission with proof on March 14.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan have expressed reservations over some political parties bagging Senate seats without having considerable representation in the provincial assemblies.

Speaking to media outside the accountability court on Monday, PML-N Quaid and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif stressed it was crucial to get to the bottom of this issue. “This game of money should be buried. This has happened in the past, but this time it was too open and brazen.”

Leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Dr Farooq Sattar has decided to approach the Supreme Court (SC) and the Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) for the alleged horse-trading and coercion in the Senate elections.

Addressing the media at a  press conference at PIB, Sattar said that Senate elections had turned politics into business. “Peoples Party actively used its treasures for Senate elections,” Sattar alleged.

According to Sattar, loyalties of 15 MPAs of MQM-P were shifted due to “threats and bribes”.

 

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