Senate elections: PML-N alleges seats were publicly auctioned

Published: March 2, 2012

Seats in the Senate elections were publicly auctioned, says PML-N senior leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, who leads the opposition in the National Assembly.

ISLAMABAD: While Senate poll results continue to pour in, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has started making accusations of rigging.

“Seats in the Senate elections were publicly auctioned,” said PML-N senior leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, who leads the opposition in the National Assembly.

The Election Commission of Pakistan should cancel the results of those Senate seats where it finds use of black money, allegedly floated by politicians for buying votes, Nisar urged. “The election commissioner has full powers to withhold or cancel results in light of the 20th amendment.”

Such “bad fish” should be expelled from Parliament, he said, adding that only “clean” politicians should be allowed.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Imran
    Mar 2, 2012 - 6:48PM

    Publicly auctioned? If you had said “auctioned”, people might have heeded your nonsense. Public auction is going too far, as no one has seen it happening. Reminds us of “angoor khhatte hain”

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  • Fawad
    Mar 2, 2012 - 7:02PM

    There are specific seats in Balochistan, FATA and KPK, and it is history and fact, if somebody denies it he is in fools paradise.

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  • Much Amused
    Mar 2, 2012 - 7:04PM

    What he is lamenting is that the PPP has more funds to do buying than N league.

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  • Just Truth
    Mar 2, 2012 - 7:17PM

    Mr. Nisar Chowdhury, please give proof! Thanks!

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  • afsheen
    Mar 2, 2012 - 7:47PM

    Is this a country?

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  • Aftab kenneth Wilson
    Mar 2, 2012 - 7:55PM

    He should first look what his own party is doing in Punjab, KP and there is also a news of some induction in Baluchistan where they don’t have a single MPA.Recommend

  • Umar
    Mar 2, 2012 - 8:04PM

    He is insane. can he answer about PPP loss (Gill) in Punjab? He will say this is democracy, huh.

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  • Abid Khan
    Mar 2, 2012 - 8:16PM

    PML(n) started this trend in the first place.

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  • Falcon
    Mar 2, 2012 - 8:23PM

    @Aftab kenneth Wilson:
    I agree. I have met few of ex-PMLN campaigners who used to hand out money for buying votes.

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  • Very I
    Mar 2, 2012 - 8:37PM

    Think before thou speaketh, Sirjee. How will the speaker complete the quorum if only “”clean” politicians were allowed in? Lol.

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  • Mirza
    Mar 2, 2012 - 9:47PM

    Nisar demanded “The Election Commission of Pakistan should cancel the results of those Senate seats where it finds use of black money“. Does it mean he has no problem using clean money to buy the seats?
    First PML-N did not want the senate elections then it is crying for not winning more seats. If I win the elections are fair if you win they are unfair.

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  • Ali Wazir
    Mar 2, 2012 - 11:19PM

    PML N again out manoeuvred. Its Hilarious it has the same no. of seats as MQM lol…

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  • Arshad
    Mar 3, 2012 - 12:25AM

    Out manoevured again? You must be kidding me! PML(N) has won 8 seats which is double the number of MQM seats! Please get your facts right!

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  • FactCheck
    Mar 3, 2012 - 2:01AM

    If it was publicly auctioned, PML-N should have bid. You cannot complain about public auction where every one can bid, can you?

    Were foreign countries allowed to bid? It would have brouhgt in some FDI!

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  • Very I
    Mar 3, 2012 - 6:11AM

    @FactCheck: Hey, your comment suits your cool nick name!

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