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Senate polls: PTI to take action against politicians ‘selling votes’ to Ali Haider Gillani

Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar. Source: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will take action against party legislators involved in alleged horse-trading ahead of Senate election.

The federal minister said that the party knows the PTI lawmakers who had met with former prime minister and Senate candidate Yousuf Raza Gillani’s son Ali Haider Gillani ahead of Senate polls.

Three PTI MNAs were seen in a video meeting with Ali Haider Ali Gillani. Action will be taken against all these lawmakers, he added.

“There are millions of bids to rig the polls. There is a commotion on the assembly floor. The people are seeing the darkest form of democracy and all this is happening in the name of democracy,” he added.

“They still have nothing to meet but I wish this disgusting business could be stopped at least for the future,” the PTI leader said.

With Senate elections just around the corner, a video of Ali Haider Gillani, son of former prime minister and Senate candidate Yousuf Raza Gillani has surfaced today which exposed the PPP leader “buying vote” for upcoming upper house polls.

The video shows Ali Haider Musa Gillani asking the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA to “sell his vote”. Ali Haider Gillani was also telling the PTI lawmaker how to waste his Senate vote.

Sources said that the video of Ali Musa Gilani buying votes was made last week. It should be noted that Yousuf Raza Gilani is the joint candidate of PDM in the National Assembly. 

While reacting to the video Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill said, The Election Commission should take action after the video of Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son buying votes came to light.

Gill said, “Yousuf Raza Gilani has no moral justification left to contest the elections. He should immediately withdraw from the elections,” he added.