‘PM wants to change the decades-old corrupt political system’: FM Qureshi

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

13th Feb, 2021. 09:36 pm
Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has on Saturday said that the government is committed to bring reforms in electoral process to ensure transparency.

Speaking in Multan today, he said the Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to change the decades-old corrupt political system in the country.

The Foreign Minister said open ballot system in the Senate elections is being introduced to end the use of money and purchase of votes.

He, on the other hand, asked as to why political parties did not follow the footsteps of the PTI and took action against their lawmakers involved in horse-trading during the Senate election.

“The government wants Senate elections through an open ballot,” Qureshi said.

He said that the PTI was the only party that took action against 20 of its lawmakers involved in the illegal practice and asked as to what action other parties had taken against their lawmakers involved in it during the 2018 Senate elections.

It is pertinent to mention here that President Dr Arif Alvi on February 06 signed Elections (Amendment) ordinance 2021 that will pave way for the organisation of Senate elections through the open ballot.

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