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ECP summons PPP MPA Taimur Talpur over horse trading confession

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Taimur Talpur after he confessed to horse trading in the Senate elections. The ECP has taken notice of the recent statement of the PPP leader in the Sindh Assembly and instructed him to appear before the commission on October 4. A ruckus was created in the Sindh Assembly on Thursday as the government and opposition clashed with each other during discussion on the fourth day of the post budget session. Talpur, who is the…

Whose agenda Sirajul Haq pursuing: asks Fawad

ISLAMABAD: In a reaction to former premier Nawaz Sharif’s criticism of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the wake of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq’s allegations, party spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Monday asked the former to identify those who voted for former Punjab governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar in Senate polls. In a statement, the PTI leader asked the PML-N Quaid to identify his party legislators who voted for Sarwar. Votes and those who voted for the PTI senator are evident to everyone, he said and…

PTI decides to expose ‘disloyal party leaders’ involved in horse-trading

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to expose party lawmakers who voted for candidates of other parties in Senate polls held in March, ARY News reported.  Sources said the party has finalized a list containing the names of as many as 13 legislators who went against party policy and voted for other parties’ candidates. Javed Naseem, Yaseen Khalil, Zareen Zia, Nagina Khan, Naseem Hayat, Qurban Khan, and Amjad Afridi are among the lawmakers who figured on the list, sources said. In a tweet PTI…

Imran moves ECP against PM’s Senate horse-trading claims

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday approached the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking a probe into Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s reported claims of horse-trading in Senate elections. The PTI chairman moved an application, requesting the ECP to summon the premier to provide proofs to substantiate his claims. He said PM Abbasi has consistently been claiming that massive horse-trading took place in the polls for the Upper House of Parliament. His statements are deemed…

ECP begins probe into allegations of horse-trading in Senate elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday said it will use all powers at its disposal to probe the allegations of massive horse-trading in the recently held Senate elections.  Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza lamented that unfortunately, those who sold their votes and those who bought them were parliamentarians. It was widely reported that horse-trading was done in March 3 elections for 52 Senate seats. He added that purchasing and selling of votes was a serious crime. Addressing…

Shameful horse trading took place in Senate polls, says Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Saturday said that 'shameful' horse trading took place in Senate elections, ARY News reported. "Senate elections yet again witnessed shameful horse trading where MPAs bought and sold their votes as country witnessed this sale of their "elected" people to the highest bidder," he said in a series of tweets. He said the horse trading showed moral decline of political class in the country. He asked in which Western democracy such a sale happened. Read More:…