Opp fearing of defeat in Senate elections due to open ballot

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Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Railways Mian Farrukh Habib Friday criticized the opposition for opposing open ballot in the Senate elections due to fear of defeat.

Talking to a private news channel, he said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-lnsaf (PTI) government would not compromise with elements who sold their votes for monetary gains during the elections in upper house of the parliament.

Habib said transparency in elections would strengthen the democracy that was why; the government was stressing open ballot in the Senate elections to get rid of the horse-trading once for all.

He said instead of supporting the government’s move for electoral reforms, the opposition was creating hurdles for open ballot in the Senate elections, which was tantamount to encouraging the illegal practices. He termed opposition the biggest obstacle in the way of change in the country as it was not supporting open ballot in the Senate elections.—APP

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