LHC seeks reply from ECP regarding horse-trading in Senate polls

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LAHORE  – Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday has sought reply from Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) till April 2 regarding horse-trading in Senate elections.

Justice Shahid Kareem conducted hearing on the petition submitted by advocate Baqir Hussain on the behalf of former secretary Kanwar Dilshad.

The plea stated that ECP took notice of horse-trading allegations but not devising proper strategies to prevent such rigging, is commission’s inefficiency.

It further demanded to nullify the notification of successful senators and to order probe into the matter.

Earlier on Tuesday, ECP had announced to probe allegations of horse trading by certain political organisations after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won majority in Senate elections held on March 3.

The authorities had asserted that legal action would be pursued against those who were part of alleged horse trading in Senate elections 2018.

Notification of the commission came after Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQMP) and federally ruling PML-N among others leveled allegations against political opponents.

2018-03-07

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