ECP asks KP MPA to provide record of chat on WhatsApp

PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought evidence from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lawmaker Abdul Salam of buying and selling of votes in the March 3 Senate polls.
The ECP has taken notice of allegations of buying and selling of votes in the recently concluded Senate elections.
During the Senate elections, Salam, an MPA from KP, said he had been contacted to buy votes and that he could also present evidence to the effect. According to the MPA, the ECP has asked him, through WhatsApp, to immediately hand over the evidence he has regarding the buying and selling of votes during the upper house polls. “I have a record of the WhatsApp chat, and will provide evidence to the Election Commission”, the PTI MPA claimed.
Addressing National Assembly members from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and its ally parties two days after the Senate polls, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that 16 treasury members sold themselves for money in the Senate elections. He advised lawmakers that they were free to decide on the call of the conscience but added selling votes for money was not advisable.- TLTP

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