“Horse-trading weakens democracy,” says Shibli Faraz

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Feb, 2021. 03:06 pm
Shibli Faraz

Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said that horse-trading weakens democracy.

Addressing media in Islamabad today (Friday), he said we want to bring transparency in electoral process to make parliament true representative of people.

He said that the Prime Minister Imran Khan has been talking about transparency since 2013 and PTI had fired 20 of its members for participating in horse-trading in 2018 Senate elections.

The Minister said people are desirous of transparent Senate election and the government is fully determined to this end.

He said the politics of money needs to be ended and candidates should be elected on the basis of their capabilities.

Shibli Faraz said buying and selling of votes undermine democracy and moral values.

He said Election Commission of Pakistan will also be strengthened to further enhance its performance.

The Federal Minister said that we have a majority and we will also take seats in the provinces, there should be proportional representation in the Senate.

Shibli Faraz said that transparency in the country will come only when the people are represented properly.

The election of the chairman of the senate is a separate issue. This argument of combining election of the senate and the election of the chairman of the senate is completely wrong and baseless.

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