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Committee probing vote buying in Senate election to invite journalist who released video

Committee probing vote buying in Senate election to invite journalist who released video
February 13, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Committee constituted by Prime Minister Imran Khan to probe the vote buying in the 2018 Senate election held its first meeting on Saturday.

The Committee comprises Federal Minister for Science and Technology Ch Fawad Hussain, Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari and Adviser to PM on Accountability and Interior Shehzad Akbar.

The committee recognized the undermining of democracy by vote purchasing, especially in the Senate elections, which have been regularly subjected to this malpractice.

It decided to make Human Rights Minister's office the Secretariat. In the meeting the procedure to be followed was decided upon.

The committee will invite the journalist who released the video on the media. It will also request those who may have first-hand information or knowledge of the incident to share this information with the committee either in writing or in person.

It will probe who were the beneficiaries of the purchased votes and who allegedly provided the money to purchase the MPAs votes. The committee will recommend actions to be taken.