Imran lauds CM for 'stopping horse-trading in KP'.
PESHAWAR -- Felicitating lawmakers belonging to his party over winning six Senate seats from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan TehreekeInsaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday said the credit for stopping attempts of horsetrading in the province goes to Chief Minister Pervez Khattak.
Speaking at a press conference flanked by party leaders including CM Khattak, he said the PTI members were offered bribes worth millions of rupees and deserve a pat on the back for their courage and honesty. "I am soon going to offer our MPAs treats for their honesty," said the contentlooking party chief.
Khan said that the prevailing electoral procedure for Senate polls make the whole exercise suspicious, adding that senate seats are bought by influential. He said that the party did not offer the senate ticket to anyone from outside the province.
"It's not possible that party leadership refuses bribes and MPAs of that party don't," said the PTI chairman, alleging that the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) bought at least four Senate seats from the province.
"I need to know how Khanzada Khan got elected as a senator and Nadeem Afzal Chan bagged excessive votes?" he questioned.
The PTI chief praised the media for raising voice against horsetrading in the Senate elections. He vowed to launch a campaign for direct balloting in the Senate poll for the future.
Questioning timings of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's trip to Saudi Arabia, he said that the PM was not interested in democracy, adding that Nawaz Sharif's visit will prove useless.
Reiterating allegations of rigging in the 2013 general elections, Imran khan said that Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PMLN) and PPP were resisting change as the existing corrupt system suits them well.
The PTI chief, on the occasion, threatened to launch street protests against the alleged rigging again, given his party was not provided justice by courts of law.
He said that he would soon meet Nadra chairman to unveil 'facts' about rigging in NA122 Lahore constituency. "We have such a street power that can paralyze the government," warned the cricketerturnedpolitician.
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|Publication:||The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)|
|Date:||Mar 7, 2015|
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