PTI conveyed ‘orders’ to vote for Balochistan candidate in Senate polls, reveals JI chief

PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry rubbishes the claim, calls it 'pack of lies'

News Desk April 20, 2018
Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Sirajul Haq.PHOTO: INP/FILE

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had conveyed ‘orders from the powers that be’ to vote for Balochistan’s candidate for the post of Senate chairman, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq revealed on Friday.

Speaking to reporters at JI headquarters Mansoora in Lahore, Haq said there was a dire need of a massive crackdown on elements involved in buying and selling lawmakers, Express News reported.

“Are those who bought votes in Senate elections not criminals … we’ll have to see if this Senate is legitimate or not,” he was quoted as saying.

Despite the victory of PTI-backed candidate, pro-Zardari slogans were chanted after the election of Senate chairman, said the JI amir, questioning who would have the courage to put a price of Rs450 million on PTI chief Imran Khan.

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Praising Chief Justice Saqib Nisar’s decision of revoking VIP security protocol for ‘influential people’ in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Haq said Chief Minister Pervez Khattak was responsible for the province’s dismal situation.

People politicking in the name of Peoples Party and Muslim League for the last 70 years were equally responsible for this situation, he added.

‘Pack of lies’

Terming Sirajul Haq’s statement regrettable, PTI leader Shaukat Yousafzai said the provincial ministers of the former’s party had turned out be backstabbers.

Blaming others for their own faults is Jammat-e-Isalmi’s old habit, said Yousafazi, adding that the JI amir should have spoken against the PTI-led coalition government earlier rather than enjoying the perks and privileges of being in power.

Moreover, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said the JI amir was speaking the language of his allies PML-N in the centre. Haq’s statement is nothing but a ‘pack of lies’, he added.


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