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Decision to seek clarification from elected senators despite low turnout

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Web Desk 24 February 2021

ISLAMABAD: Sources said that despite the low turnout, it has been decided to seek clarification from the elected senators.

According to details, a meeting of the standing committee on MPAs video scandal was held today in which Shirin Mazari, Fawad Chaudhry and Shehzad Akbar participated.

Sources said that the meeting was held at the Ministry of Science and Technology, in which important decisions were taken on the issue of buying and selling Senate tickets.

Sources said that a notice has been sent to the members of the assembly appearing in the video to appear before it in seven days.

On the other hand, it was decided to call the elected senators despite low turnout, sources said, adding that the committee decided that PPP’s Rubina Khalid and Behrmand Tangi, PML-N’s Dilawar Khan and Jamaat-e-Islami’s Mushtaq Ahmad Khan Explain also, how he was elected senator even though there was no party vote?

The committee has sought clarification from the senators as to whether they were involved in buying and selling votes, or whether anyone had given them financial support.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had formed a three-member committee to probe the video of MPAs in the Senate election 2018. Who is involved in the video, the committee is investigating in this regard, after which criminal charges against those involved. The NAB, FIA will give suggestions on sending anti-corruption cases, including the possibility of action.

It may be recalled that in the year 2018 Senate elections, a video was released regarding the purchase of 20 PTI members of the Assembly. In the video, the members of the Assembly could be seen counting notes and putting them in bags. The sale and purchase took place from February 20, 2018 to March 2. However, the PTI later expelled 20 vote-selling members from the party after an investigation.

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