ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal Minister for Information Shibli Faraz Friday accused the opposition of installing camera over the polling booth for the Senate chairman and deputy chairman elections.
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 into the matter.
Let it be known that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar had claimed that cameras were installed right over the polling booth.
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!!!!”
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.