An alleged video of Ali Haider Gilani, a PDM candidate for Senate elections, is doing rounds all over social media ahead of the Senate Elections 2021. The video caused a stir among all political parties.
The video of Ali Haider Gilani, son of Yousuf Raza Gilani, was recorded a week back. It showed that he was talking about ‘buying votes’ from PTI MPA.
In the video, the accused was guiding the PTI assembly member on how to waste votes.
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‘PTI To Take Action Against Lawmakers Involved In Horse-Trading’
However, in this regard, Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar has said that the party knows the PTI lawmakers who had met Ali Haider Gillani ahead of Senate polls.
Asad Umar added that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will take action against party lawmakers involved in alleged horse-trading ahead of Senate Elections 2021.
“Three PTI MNAs were seen in a video meeting with Ali Haider Ali Gillani. Action will be taken against all these lawmakers,” said the PTI leader.
Shahbaz Gill Urges The ECP To Take Notice Against Gilani
Shahbaz Gill, while addressing a press conference, lashed out at Yousuf Raza Gilani and said: “We all know how a necklace was stolen from a Turkish princess”.
“You saw how one of his children was also involved in the ephedrine scandal,” he added.
“This video of corruption has once again proven that Imran Khan was right when he said this mafia will never let a transparent Senate election take place,” Gill said.
He urged the ECP to take action against Gilani according to its Constitution.
یوسف رضا گیلانی کے بیٹے کی ووٹ خریدتے ہوئے وڈیو سامنے آنے کے بعد الیکشن کمیشن کو ایکشن لینا چاہئیے۔ یوسف رضا گیلانی کے پاس اب کوئی اخلاقی جواز نہیں بچتا الیکشن لڑنے کا۔انہیں فوری طور پر انتخاب سے الگ ہو جانا چاہئیے۔ایسا چور خاندان جس میں بڑوں سے لے کر بچے تک چوری کرنے میں ماہر
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) March 2, 2021
Ali Haider Denies The Accusations
Ali Haider said that we have sought votes of conscience all our lives, we have never participated in buying and selling of votes, it is our right to seek votes from all members of the Assembly.
Referring to the video, Ali Haider Gilani further said that we were contacted by some PTI assembly members who said that they wanted to vote for Yousuf Raza Gilani instead of Hafeez Sheikh.
It should be noted that Ali Haider Gilani has been elected as a member of Punjab Assembly constituency PP-211 Multan One on a PPP ticket.
To curb buying and selling in the senate elections, the government enacted a presidential ordinance on open voting, which was challenged in the Supreme Court.