- Former MPA of the PPP Mohammad Ali Bacha will be seen within the video, handing out notes allegedly to PTI lawmakers in trade for his or her votes
- Sardar Idrees, Meraj Humayun and different PTI MPAs will be seen within the video as effectively
- Bacha, Idrees say video is an edited one, reject allegations
A video of PTI lawmakers allegedly receiving bribes earlier than the Senate elections in 2018 has surfaced on social media amid the heated debate between the federal government and Opposition on the problem of balloting for this yr’s Senate elections.
Within the video, stacks of foreign money will be seen sitting atop a desk in entrance of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa PTI MPAs. Present KP Legislation Minister Sultan Mohammad Khan and MPA Ubaid Mayar will be seen within the video as effectively.
Former PPP MPA Mohammad Ali Bacha will be seen handing over the stacks to the PTI parliamentarians. PTI’s Sultan Mohammad Khan will be seen receiving cash within the video and protecting it in a bag.
Sardar Idrees, one other former MPA of the PTI, can be seen taking cash. One other former PTI MPA Meraj Humayun will be seen within the video, receiving the cash and placing it in a bag as can one other former MPA of the get together, Dina Khan.
The federal government and Opposition events are at loggerheads over the problem of open balloting within the upcoming Senate elections. The Opposition has rejected the federal government’s calls for to carry an open poll through the polls.
The federal government, then again, has blamed the Opposition of bribing parliamentarians up to now to safe votes for the key balloting within the Senate elections.
Experiences had emerged in 2018 that at the very least 17 MPAs of the PTI had voted for candidates aside from their very own get together within the Senate elections which finally led the PPP to win two seats from the KP the place it solely had two senators.
The alleged horse-trading angered Prime Minister Imran Khan. A subsequent inquiry spearheaded by former KP chief minister Pervaiz Khattak discovered numerous MPAs responsible of promoting their votes to rival events.
Bacha, the previous PPP MPA who will be seen allegedly distributing the foreign money notes to the PTI lawmakers, spoke to Geo Information to say that the video was an edited one.
“Neither did I pay anyone nor did I receive [any bribe],” he mentioned, including that two separate movies have been joined collectively to make this one.
PM Imran Khan reacts to video, says PDM needs to guard ‘corruption-friendly’ system
PM Imran Khan reacted to the video shortly after they went viral. The premier mentioned that it confirmed how successive ruling elites drowned the nation in debt and destroyed the nation’s morals.
“The videos showing the shameful way in which politicians buy & sell votes in Senate reflects the total destruction of the nation’s morality by successive ruling elites as they drowned the nation in debt. Cycle of corruption & money laundering is a sordid tale of our pol elite:” he tweeted.
He blamed the “ruling elites” for coming into energy and making a living to buy decision-makers, bureaucrats and the media to “consolidate their power and rob nation’s wealth.
“They spend cash to come back to energy & then use this pol energy to earn money to buy bureaucrats, media & different decision-makers to consolidate their energy & rob nation’s wealth – cash laundering it into offshore accts/ overseas belongings/palatial residences overseas,” he tweeted.
Former PTI MPA Sardar Idrees rejects ‘edited’ video
A former PTI MPA Sardar Idrees, who can be seen within the video, rejected allegations that he had offered his votes to the rival get together.
“The viral video is a result of political opponents’ conspiracies,” he mentioned. “This is an edited video, it has nothing to do with reality,” Idrees added.
The lawmaker mentioned he’ll show that he voted for the PTI within the Senate elections 2018 and hailed PM Imran Khan’s stance of holding an open poll within the upcoming polls.
He demanded that his vote be checked earlier than a forensic audit of the video is carried out.
PM Imran Khan calls for KP regulation minister’s resignation after video leak
Prime Minister Imran Khan has demanded the resignation of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Legislation, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights Sultan Mohammad Khan.
In keeping with Dr Shahbaz Gill, a “detailed inquiry” can be held on the matter.
In a comply with up tweet, Gill mentioned that PM Imran Khan had suspended the memberships of 20 PTI lawmakers who have been discovered responsible of taking bribes and promoting their votes.
“On the other hand, the PML-N has bestowed more honour on its member Rana Mashood ever since his video came to the fore,” tweeted Gill.
“This is the difference between Imran Khan and these thieves,” he mentioned.
Sultan Khan mentioned he had despatched his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan. “I am tendering my resignation on ethical grounds,” he mentioned, including that it had been an honour for him to work as a member of the chief minister’s cupboard.
“I am unconditionally ready to face any trial,” mentioned Sultan, including that he was hopeful that justice can be carried out and his title can be cleared.