Fawad Chaudhry urges ECP to take action against Senators involved in horse trading
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has demanded action from the Election Commission of Pakistan against the Senator participated in the horse trading during Senate Elections 2018.
According to the details, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Wednesday took to Twitter and demanded action against the Senators who won the Upper House’s polls in 2018 by horse-trading.
The federal minister said those who received bribery have been exposed and it should be investigated that which candidates became Senators by their votes in 2018.
رشوت لینے والے تو پکڑے گئے، اب میڈیا سے درخواست ہے تھوڑی سی تحقیق کریں کے 2018 میں ان ووٹوں سے کون سینیٹر بنا؟ کیا ان دو سینیٹرز کو ایوان میں رہنے کا حق ہے؟ الیکشن کمیشن بھی اپنی ذمہ داری پوری کرے اور آرٹیکل 63 کے تحت کاروائ عمل میں لائے
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) February 10, 2021
It is pertinent here to mention that a video of horse-trading during the Senate elections in 2018 by some provincial lawmakers emerged on Tuesday. The lawmakers can be seen counting bundles of notes and putting them inside a bag.
The Prime Minister later in the day reacted to a leaked video showing PTI lawmakers allegedly selling their votes in exchange for money handed out by a former MPA of the PPP, saying that his government was determined to “stop the cycle of money laundering and corruption”.
Taking to Twitter, the premier wrote, “The videos showing the shameful way in which politicians buy & sell votes in Senate reflects the total destruction of the nation’s morality by successive ruling elites as they drowned the nation in debt. Cycle of corruption & money laundering is a sordid tale of our pol elite.”
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