Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the rate of Balochistan becoming a senator is 500 to 700 million.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the rate of Balochistan becoming a senator is 500 to 700 million.

Prime Minister Imran Khan photographed during an interview on February 11, 2021.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the turnout for senators in Balochistan has now reached “500500-0000 million”, as he explained why the PTI government had introduced open voting in the Senate elections. Tries to get

The prime minister was speaking during an interview aired on a private television news channel.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said the PTI was moving forward with an open referendum “despite the government always benefiting from a secret ballot”.

“The government can always find their way.”

The Prime Minister recalled his position when his government came to power in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

“When our government was formed in KP in the first Senate elections in 2013, offers were made to MPs and I told them that if you are going to sell your votes, we will dissolve our assembly,” he said. Will do

“In 2018, (after coming to power) we found out that 18 or 20 members have done this and we fired them from the party. That’s when I said [the polls] “It should be based on an open referendum,” he said.

The Prime Minister also responded to the opposition’s criticism of the Open Belting Ordinance being implemented “overnight”.

“Our petition has been pending in parliament for five months and they say we brought it all of a sudden,” he said.

“How does this reflect on Pakistani politicians?”

Prime Minister Imran Khan recently talked about a video that surfaced in which PTI members are expected to receive large sums of money before the 2018 Senate elections.

The prime minister said the video that came out “only confirms what we have known for 30 years”.

“People sell their votes” and “money goes to the top”, he said, asking why this practice has not changed in recent times.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said the problem was not who did it first. It is about – now that it is known that horses are traded – that it reflects the Pakistani political landscape.

“We know that MPAs sell their lives and buy people’s conscience […] He asked, “How does this reflect on the Pakistani political scene in the hands of those in whose hands our future lies?”

A three-member panel to investigate the video

The Prime Minister said that a three-member inquiry panel comprising Fawad Chaudhry, Shireen Mazari and Shehzad Akbar has been constituted which will seek help from the Federal Investigation Agency as well as other state agencies after it comes to light.

He said that the recommendations of the committee would depend on the results and would be forwarded to the Election Commission of Pakistan and the National Accountability Bureau.

“Our attorney general will also brief the Supreme Court on the proceedings,” he added.

Government employees protest

Prime Minister Imran Khan also spoke about the protests by government employees against the demand for pay hike.

He said that unfortunately the salaried class in Pakistan is suffering the most as the rupee is depreciating continuously which has made everything expensive.

The Prime Minister said that the government was already struggling with the poor economy inherited from the previous rulers and half of the government’s revenue was towards paying interest on loans obtained.

“If wages were to be increased, there would be more deficits, which would lead to more loans, which would mean higher interest payments, and then inflation would rise and wage increases would only meet higher prices. Will go to. ” Explained

“We have given them a reasonable salary increase. It is as much as we increase it and we have told them that we will review it in the next budget,” he said.

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