NOWSHERA: Federal Defense Minister Pervez Khattak alleged on Sunday that component parties of the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had launched a horse trade for the upcoming Senate elections.
He said this while speaking as the main guest at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers convention in the Tangi Khattak area of Nowshera district. The chair of the National Assembly Standing Committee for Power and Energy Dr Imran Khattak, Ishaq Khattak, Mian Umar Kakakhel, Shaukat Ali Khattak and Yasir Khan Khattak spoke at the occasion.
Pervez Khattak alleged that a group of dishonest people were busy buying and selling assemblymen in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan for the upper house parliament elections.
The defense minister said the Democracy Charter calls for an open vote on Senate elections. “The parties whose leadership signed the charter are now against open voting,” he said, accusing them of obstructing constitutional amendments to do so.
Pervez Khattak said Prime Minister Imran Khan had revealed the true face of opposition to the country’s people. “I am sure the members of the PTI DPRD will thwart all conspiracies,” he added.
Continuing his scolding against the PDM, he alleges that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and other parties in the PDM used money during the recent by-election on PK-63 in Nowshera and conspired against the PTI in alliance with returning officers. and other voting staff.
The federal minister renewed his claim that PK-63 by-poll had been stolen from PTI through improper practices. He accused that there was a difference of 6,000 votes on forms 45 and 46. He claimed there was a difference of 700 to 1,500 votes in several polling stations, while a difference of 50 to 100 votes was seen in almost all polling stations.
Pervez Khattak alleged that a woman chairperson clearly noted on Form 46 that more than the actual number of votes surveyed at her polling station. He said the ruling party had submitted evidence of alleged fraud with a petition filed with the General Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) whose trial is expected to start on Monday. The Defense Minister said PTI had asked the ECP to hold a re-vote on seats PK-63 and withhold notification of victory from PML-N Candidate, Ikhtiar Wali Khan. He felt the PTI vote bank had risen and that the opposition movement against the government was doomed to fail.