ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday appealed to Election Commission of Pakistan to take notice of confession of PPP leader Taimur Talpur about the purchase of votes during Senate elections in March this year.
The minister said that Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf did not register any cases against anyone, it was only pursuing the cases registered during previous regimes. Talking to media persons outside Parliament House, he said that the PPP leader has admitted that his party purchased loyalties of opposition members and the ECP should take action on this admission. The minister said that politicians are considered as a role model in many democratic countries but such attitude of some politicians had earned a bad name for the political parties in the country.
Meanwhile, the ECP has today sent out a notice summoning Nawab Muhammad Taimur Talpur on 4th of October. It is pertinent to mention here that he stated in his speech delivered in SA: “The member who sold the vote to PPP during the Senate election is still sitting in the assembly.”
He said that it was the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf which suspended the membership of its 20 MPAs from the KPK assembly who were involved in horse-trading in the Senate elections and refused them tickets in the general elections. He said that at that time PTI chief Imran Khan had rightly demanded that procedure of Senate elections should be changed to prevent such sale of loyalties in future.
To a question, he said that the PTI was given the mandate to take action against those who plundered the national wealth and it was strange that opposition minds when the PTI leadership says that looters and plunderers will be taken to task. He asked PML- N leader Mushahidullah to explain how he got his relatives inducted in the PIA.