KARACHI, Pakistan: The Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Monday said horse trading was done in Senate Elections, and admitted that even PTI lawmakers sold their votes.
Imran Khan made these remarks while talking to media representatives in Karachi.
Imran Khan had already been grumbling about the alleged horse trading in Senate Elections held on March 3 especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where despite having just seven lawmakers, Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) two Candidates succeeded to be elected as Senators.
The horse trading in Senate elections allowed PPP to win 2 seats in KP where they only have 7 MPAs. This sort of electoral farce raises some serious ethical questions.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 3, 2018
Sources citing the finding of an initial investigation ordered by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak into alleged horse trading in the provincial assembly said that at least 17 PTI lawmakers allegedly sold their votes and favored Candidates backed by others than their own party during the Senate Election.
Meanwhile talking about the joining of PPP’s Kosar Amir in PTI, Imran Khan said he welcomed those who had joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
The Chairman PTI said due to the terrorism and fear, educated people were not joining the politics in Karachi. He said no one took the responsibility of Karachi while God Father of Karachi himself moved to London.
Imran Khan said police had been destroyed in Karachi, adding they would bring KPK police system in Karachi. He said even police in Karachi was involved in crimes.
“We will establish new and stronger institutions in Pakistan,” Imran Khan said.
Moreover, he said the Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar had also said that they needed the local government system like the one which had been introduced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “Election 2018 will change Pakistan,” he added.