PTI MPA claims offered Rs50m for Senate vote

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Staff Reporter

As preparations for the Senate elections have started gathering pace and all political parties in the country, particularly the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), claim that they want transparent elections, Member Punjab Assembly (MPA) from Multan

Javed Akhtar Ansari has disclosed he was also offered Rs50 million for the sale of his vote but he refused. Talking to a private TV channel on Thursday, he said an agent of a political party even visited his home for the purpose. “I was offered not only
the money but also MNA ticket,” he added.

Ansari said he was with Prime Minister Imran Khan and would remain so in future. PTI lawmakers’ video had gone viral on social media a few days back amid a heated debate between the government and opposition on open balloting for this year’s Senate elections.

In the video, stacks of money can be seen atop a table in front of PTI MPAs from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. KP Law Minister Sultan Mohammad Khan and MPA Ubaid Mayar can also be seen in the video. PPP former MPA Mohammad Ali Bacha can be seen handing over money to PTI parliamentarians. Sultan Khan can be seen receiving money in the video and keeping it in a bag. Some other MPAs of the PTI can also be seen in the video.