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CEC should explain position on sale purchase of Assembly members for Senate polls: Amirul Azeem

LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami spokesman Amirul Azeem has stressed upon the Election Commission to take notice of the reports of sale and purchase of the Assembly members for the Senate elections and adopt necessary steps to ensure fair, free and transparent elections for the upper house.

In a statement here on Sunday, he said that according to the media reports, the bid for each assembly member in the Senate polls had crossed tens of millions. He said that the Senate was the highest law making body of the country. In the given situation, only such capitalists and wealthy people would be returned to the Upper House as would simply be interested in amassing billions and would have least concern for the supreme interest of the country and the nation. As a result, the Senate would turn into a club of the rich solely interested in plundering national wealth with both hands.

The JI Spokesman said that after the large scale allegations of rigging in the general elections of 2013 and the reservations of all the political parties over the election results, the Election Commission should have take necessary measures to make the elections at all levels reliable. However, this had not been done because of which the reputation of the Election Commission was at stake.
He expressed the hope that the political parties would direct their assembly members to remain aloof from such mafias so that the people involved in black money did not get a chance to sneak into one of the most prestigious institutions of the country.
He stressed that the CEC should explain the position of the Election Commission on this score through the media.