PM trying to influence Senate polls, PPP complains CEC

Dunya News

Strict action should be launched against the PM for violating electoral code of conduct: PPP

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Wednesday has written a letter to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, complaining him that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan is trying to influence the Senate polls.

PPP has adopted the stance that PM Imran had arranged a meeting with members of the assembly ahead of Senate elections and assured them to give funds worth Rs50 crore.

The female members of assembly have admitted that the premier had approached them, therefore, a strict action should be launched against the PM for violating electoral code of conduct, the letter demanded.

On the other hand, voting for high-stakes elections of the Senate is underway through secret ballot in the Parliament House and provincial assemblies of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


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The lawmakers are voting for 37 vacant seats of the Senate as 11 Senators from the Punjab have been elected unopposed.

Two senators will be elected from the federal capital, eleven from Sindh and twelve each from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In the federal capital, Abdul Hafeez Sheikh of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) are vying for the general seat whilst for the women seat, Fauzia Arshad of PTI and Farzana Kausar of PML-N are in the field.