ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Committee constituted by Prime Minister Imran Khan to carry out an investigation into the vote buying in the 2018 Senate Elections held its first meeting in Islamabad on Saturday.
The Committee comprises the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, the Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari, and the Prime Minister’s Advisor 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.
The Committee 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 firsthand information or knowledge of the incident to share this information with the Committee either in writing or in person.
The Committee will probe who were the beneficiaries of the purchased votes & who allegedly provided the money to purchase the MPAs votes. The Committee will recommend actions to be taken.