Published On: Tue, Feb 23rd, 2021
Published in Category: Politics

2018 Senate polls video scandal: ECP extends time for PML-N to submit evidences

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ISLAMABAD : The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday extended time for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to submit more evidences in the 2018 Senate polls video scandal case.

A five-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr. Sikandar Sultan Raja heard the case. The CEC remarked that the election commission will inspect further evidences and take action accordingly.

The plaintiff, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Secretary General Murtaza Javed Abbasi, appeared before the ECP along with his counsel Barrister Jehangir Khan Jadoon and demanded action against the responsible persons after inquiry.

He said the individuals in the video are assembly members and Defense Minister Pervez Khattak and National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser are involved in the matter which comes in the domain of horse-trading.

ECP member Irshad Qaiser inquired about views on those who voted in the Senate chairman’s election. Altaf Ibrahim remarked the elections are fair if the father wins and are rigged if the son is victorious. No one accepts defeat here, he added. The hearing was adjourned till March 9.