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Opposition agreed upon Senate polls through open ballot in CoD: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said in the Charter of Democracy (CoD), the leaders of opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), had agreed upon holding Senate polls through the open ballot.

While addressing a meeting of the government spokesperson in Islamabad PM Imran said the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM “poses no threat to the ruling PTI government.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that his government is asking the Senate to make amendments in a bid to make the elections more transparent. “By objecting to the idea of making the Senate elections more transparent, the Opposition is doing nothing but exposing itself,” he added.

PM Khan said that the opposition itself is a big hurdle in carrying out transparent polls and added that denial of Senate through open ballot shows that they want to steal Senate elections through horsetrading.

Upon action against the land mafia, he said that PML-N has issues with the drive against the mafia who had occupied the state-owned land in the past. It is clear that the land mafia was the ATM of the opposition leaders, he added.

The premier added that former prime minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz was the one to “bring money into politics,” adding that he took money from Osama bin Laden.

The PTI has submitted a complete record of its donor in the Election Commission of Pakistan in the foreign funding case and added that PTI has not received funds from any other government or from any NGO, he added. He alleged that the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman have been receiving foreign funding.

Briefing the participants of the meeting upon the government’s measures to bring down inflation in the country, the PM said that the prices of essential commodities are coming down.

PM Imran Khan informed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has become the first province of Pakistan with universal health coverage for all KP-domiciled citizens.