PM writes to NA Speaker to form committee to probe Senate elections
Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday took a pro-active role over the non-transparency in the Senate election and wrote a letter to National Assembly’ Speaker Asad Qaiser in this regard to form a parliamentary committee to probe the issue, reported 24News HD TV channel.
In the letter, Prime Minister Khan has shown the government’s desire to bring the electoral reforms ahead of the next general elections.
The PM stressed the need for technology to make the electoral process transparent and said it is indispensable for holding a free a fair election.
Prime Minister Khan said the money remained a big force in the recently-held Senate elections.
He said he always voiced for the electoral reforms at every level to bring transparency. The Prime Minister said his party had demanded open balloting for the Senate elections and they brought a bill in the parliament in this regard and had also approached the Supreme Court.
He said the Supreme Court of Pakistan had directed to ensure fair elections, however, unfortunately, the Election Commission of Pakistan failed to fulfil its responsibility in this regard.
Prime Minister Khan said transparency in voting is a must for democracy and to stop corrupt practices, the electoral reforms are indispensable.