Published in 18 February 2021 8:20 am
Shahzad Waseem urged PPP, PML-N to fulfill the promise of transparent elections in the Senate
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Head of the House of Representatives in the Senate Dr Shahzad Waseem has urged the PPP and PML-N to fulfill their promises of transparent elections in the Upper House through open voting.
Speaking to the media together with Special Assistant for Political Communications Shahbaz Gill in Islamabad on Thursday, he said in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision we are taking steps at all levels to make Senate elections transparent.
Citing the Constitution and relevant rules, Shahzad Waseem said the previous recommendations from the National Assembly and Senate strengthened our stance on open voting in the Senate elections.
Dr Shahzad Waseem said that, for the first time in the country’s history, the PTI-led government had embarked on a bold step towards transparency in Senate elections.
He said the opposition rejected the open voting system simply because they wanted to trade horses and to promote money politics.
Earlier, Shahbaz Gill said Prime Minister Imran Khan was committed to ending the horse trade and the use of money in Senate elections.
He also condemned statements insulting retired PML-N leader Captain Muhammad Safdar against elected members of the Punjab Assembly from Gujranwala.