ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar has on Friday claimed that cameras have been installed right over the polling booth as elections for the Senate chairman and deputy chairman are scheduled today.
The PPP senator took to Twitter and shared a picture of an alleged camera along with caption, “Myself and Dr Musadik found spy cameras right over the polling booth!!!!”
Myself and Dr Musadik found spy cameras right over the polling booth!!!! pic.twitter.com/aqRGFRYFbq— Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar (@Mustafa_PPP) March 12, 2021
Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Musadik Malik talked to media afterwards. The PML-N leader asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Supreme Court (SC) to take notice of the incident.
Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said it is a crime to tamper the secrecy of vote under the Election Act 2017. While demanding investigations, he said Sadiq Sanjrani should withdraw his name as candidate for the Senate chairman and someone else should contest.
A ruckus was created in the Upper House following the development as the opposition stood up from seats and staged protest. Senator Raza Rabbani said installing spy cameras is violation of the law.
Presiding officer Senator Sayed Muzafar Hussain Shah ordered to make a new polling booth and allowed both the government and the opposition for inspection.
On the other hand, Federal Minister for Information Shibli Faraz accused the opposition of installing camera over the polling booth.
The minister talked to media along with Senator Faisal Javed and maintained that the opposition staged drama and is mastermind behind this wicked conspiracy. He announced to conduct inquiry of the matter.
It is pertinent here to mention that newly-elected 48 members took oath in the Upper House of the Parliament today. Senator Muzaffar Hussain Shah chaired the session.
Chairman and deputy chairman of the Senate would be elected by secret balloting in the evening, following the process of submission of nomination papers. Winners will take oath after their announcement.