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Senate election video scandal: Govt's committee summons Senators

Senate election video scandal: Govt's committee summons Senators
February 26, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - In a major development, a sub-committee of the federal cabinet, probing the leaked video showing lawmakers allegedly receiving money ahead of Senate elections in 2018, has summoned Senators who were elected despite not having a due number of votes.

The notices were served to Senator Rubina Khalid, Bahramand Tangi, Dilawar Khan and Mushtaq Ahmed Khan. The lawmakers have been advised to submit their replies within seven days in writing or appear before the committee in person to explain how they were sworn in as senators despite not having a party vote.

The notices were also served to the members’ assemblies who were seen in the video.

The committee earlier had decided against conducting forensics of the footage, showing lawmakers allegedly receiving money before Senate polls in 2018.

The committee after deliberations had decided that the video showing the lawmakers was original and they had no proof to challenge its authenticity.