The main characters of the video scandal related to buying and selling in the Senate elections met Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In the meeting, MNAs Muhammad Jameel and Faheem Khan briefed the Prime Minister on the details and admitted that we were both in the leaked video.
In an informal conversation with reporters in Parliament House, in response to a question as to whether it was a sting operation or a video accidentally made, Faheem Khan and Jameel Ahmed said, “We did not make the video at anyone’s request. We will release the official statements soon.”
Asked about the opposition’s offer of money or taking money, Jameel Ahmed said, “They offered a lot of things to the people. If we had taken money, would we have met the Prime Minister now?”
“Our hands are clean and if the Election Commission summons us, we will definitely appear,” he said.
“Today is the day of the victory of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), its allies and the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.”
He said that the MPs have expressed confidence in the Prime Minister and today he secured 178 votes, two votes more than 2018 which means that all the MPs have full confidence in Imran Khan.
It may be recalled that on March 2, a day before the Senate elections, the alleged video of Ali Haider Gilani, son of Yousuf Raza Gilani, a candidate for the general seat of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) from Islamabad, came to light.
In the video, he allegedly told a PTI member of the National Assembly how to waste votes.
However, the identities of the people in the video could not be ascertained.
In the video, Ali Haider Gilani told another person how to mark two places on the ballot paper, saying that the numbers have to be memorized.
Following the release of the video, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) demanded that Gilani be disqualified from running in the Senate elections.
Ali Haider Gilani said that he did not talk to the members of the National Assembly about money and he has met them many times.
“I have done nothing wrong, my conscience is satisfied, I have the right to ask for votes and I will ask for votes not once but a hundred times, we ask for votes of conscience and never participate in buying and selling of votes,” he said.
The Election Commission later took notice of the video and announced an investigation into the matter.