Imran calls for direct Senate elections

Mar 01, 2018
PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan said that senators should be directly elected by the masses, Samaa reported. Talking to media here on Thursday, Khan said that there is an urgent need to change the process of Senate elections. "Senators should be directly elected," he said. Khan said, "Those senators - who give money to be elected - will only do corruption". The PTI chairperson went on to say that senators are directly elected in the United States of America. The Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief claimed, "Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has been involved in corruption worth Rs.9,000 billion for the past nine years." Khan also went on to say Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Government improved education and health systems in the province. "Health cards were issued for the underprivileged masses," Khan said. It is pertinent to mention that PTI has fielded had announced candidates for the upcoming Senate elections. Azam Sawati, Fida Hussain, Faisal Javed, Mehrtaj Roghani, Khayal Zaman and Ayub Afridi will contest the Senate elections on KP seats while Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar will contest the Senate election from Punjab. The names were decided in a meeting presided by PTI Chairman Imran Khan. It is pertinent to mention that PTI and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) formed a committee to finalise the name of candidates for the elections of the Parliament’s Upper House. Sawati will be retiring as a Senator in March. - SAMAA

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