Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chief Mustafa Kamal on Sunday alleged that 'horse-trading' took place in the Senate elections, Express News reported.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Kamal claimed that offers were made to buy them. He urged the Urdu speaking community to be thankful that three out of four candidates of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) were not elected as "MQM is a brain tumor which cannot be treated with a panadol."
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The former Karachi mayor stated that he has no personal enmity with MQM but lamented that the mandate of the Muhajir nation was being sold since the past 30 years. He alleged that on raising voice against K-Electric, a briefcase would reach London and further said there is no clean water to drink in the city.
"Has MQM ever raised a voice for the rights of the Muhajirs," he asked further.
Kamal taking a jibe at Farogh Nasim said that he remained a senator for the past six years but never raised a voice for the rights of Karachi citizens.
Alleging that 14 members of MQM-P sold their mandate, but said people with good character are still present.
"Our members voted for PML-F", he said further saying that PSP did not ask their MPAs to resign on the demand of MQM.
“MQM-P women members voted for PPP out of anger for Kamran Tessori,” he added.
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Kamal is not the only politican to allege that horse-trading occurred in the Senate elections. Earlier today, Farooq Sattar accused the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of horse-trading and counted it the reason behind the ‘big’ failure of MQM-P in the Saturday’s polls.
Amid allegations of horse-trading, the Senate elections for half of its seats on Saturday concluded with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) – whose candidates had to contest the polls as independents after the Supreme Court’s Feb 21 order – taking the lead with a total of 15 seats.
MQM-P, practically divided into two factions over the award of Senate ticket to Kamran Tessori, received a major setback with only one of its candidate reaching the Senate despite a ‘patch-up’ between the rival factions just a day earlier.