The Election Fee of Pakistan dismissed a plea towards Prime Minister Imran Khan submitted by the PPP over the issuance of funds to allegedly bribe lawmakers earlier than the Senate polls.
PPP counsel Nayyar Hussain Bukhari had submitted a plea towards the premier arguing the premier gave lawmakers assurances of giving growth funds value Rs500 million.
Bukhari stated the Prime Minister violated Part 181 of the Election Act and “insulted” the ECP.
A 3-member ECP bench headed by Irshad Qaiser, a member from Khyber Paktunkhwa, heard the petition.
Bukhari argued that PM Khan met lawmakers after the announcement of the Senate election schedule.
He advised the ECP bench that NA lawmakers used to solid votes for electing senators and a corrupt observe was made by the issuance of growth funds to legislators.
Bukhari stated 4 PTI MNAs confessed to taking funds throughout a TV programme so the ECP ought to ship notices to those 4 MNAs and Prime Minister Imran Khan.
An ECP member from Balochistan stated that the code of conduct mentions solely the President and governors, not the Prime Minister.
After listening to the arguments, ECP declared PPP’s petition non-maintainable.