ISLAMABAD: Former Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) secretary Kanwar Dilshad has vowed to write a letter to the Apex Court requesting it to take notice of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s claim that a certain person offered him Rs. 400 million for Senate ticket.
Dilshad was speaking in Roze News program Sachi Baat with Sardar Khan Niazi. The former ECP secretary also said that Imran should tell the name of the person who offered him money so ECP can proceed against the person.
Moreover in a related development, Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that if the Election Commission fails to check horse trading in the Senate elections, the Chief Justice of Pakistan should take suo motu notice of the mater.
Talking to the media outside the parliament on Monday, he said that some political parties had fielded more candidates for the Senate than the number of their assembly members. This showed that wanted to secure more seats through horse trading. However, he said, that the election to the Upper house on the basis of wealth would tantamount to the demise of the Senate.
Sirajul Haq said that those elected to the Senate through rigging on the basis of wealth would not frame law for the poor masses. Instead, they would always pursue their personal ends such as protocol, business, contracts, license and the like.
He said that such an election would also be a no confidence in the Election Commission and would prove that the PEC was unable to hold fair, free and transparent elections even in 2018.