Senate election video scandal: Cabinet body decides against conducting forensics

By: INP      Published: 07:36 PM, 17 Feb, 2021
Senate election video scandal: Cabinet body decides against conducting forensics

A sub-committee of the federal cabinet, probing the leaked video showing lawmakers allegedly receiving money ahead of Senate elections in 2018, has decided against conducting forensics of the footage.

The committee after deliberations decided that the video showing the lawmakers was original and they had no proof to challenge its authenticity.

The cabinet body also decided to summon the Director General Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), besides also summoning the representative of the special branch in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.

Giving details regarding the meeting, PM’s aide on Accountability Shehzad Akbar said that the cabinet body would submit its report within a month. “It has been decided to collect evidence regarding the matter,” he said and asked the public to submit any evidence with them to the committee.

Akbar said that the next meeting of the cabinet’s sub-committee would be held on Thursday.

The first meeting of the committee formed by PM Imran Khan to investigate against the lawmakers involved in horse-trading during Senate elections in 2018 held on Saturday in Islamabad.

It is pertinent to mention here that on February 09, a video surfaced which exposed the horse-trading during Senate elections in 2018 by some party lawmakers who could be seen as counting bundles of currencies and hiding it inside the bag.