Senate Elections 2018: PM directs to remove KP law minister over horse-trading
After a leaked video showing PTI lawmakers allegedly selling their votes and involved in horse-trading during 2018 Senate Elections, the Prime Minister has directed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan to immediately remove provincial law minister Sultan Mohammad Khan from the post.
The video that surfaced on media today exposed the horse-trading during Senate elections in 2018 by PTI party lawmakers.
However, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM), Dr Shahbaz Gill in his tweet informed that PM Imran has directed the KP chief minister to remove the law minister and summoned an inquiry report over the matter.
Gill further added that a report will be presented to the prime minister after carrying out a thorough investigation into the matter.
وزیراعظم عمران خان کا KP کے وزیر قانون سے استعفی لینے کا فیصلہ۔ وزیراعظم نے وزیراعلی Kp کو احکامات دے دئیے۔ اس بات کی تفصیلی انکوائری کر کے رپورٹ پیش کی جائے گی۔
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) February 9, 2021
The present KP Law Minister Sultan Khan was a member of the Qaumi Watan Party during the 2018 Senate elections.
The lawmakers had been ousted from the political party by the central leadership after holding a thorough investigation.
The video exposed hat PTI lawmakers had been made hefty payments in 2018 during Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) polls.
PM Imran Khan reacts to leaked Senate Elections video
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday 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.”
This is what the PDM cabal wants to now protect by supporting a corruption-friendly system. We are determined to stop this cycle of corruption & money laundering that is debilitating the nation.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 9, 2021
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