Senate polls through open ballot would discourage sale and purchase of votes: Qureshi

English Ministries Official News

Islamabad, February 06, 2021 (PPI-OT): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says the Senate polls through open ballot would discourage sale and purchase of votes and bring transparency in the election process. Addressing inaugural ceremonies of uplift schemes in Multan today [Saturday], he said the government wants to introduce a transparent system for the Senate polls to close the way of corruption on permanent basis.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the government has also sought the opinion of Supreme Court regarding the open balloting for Senate polls. He said both PPP and PML-N had in the Charter of Democracy agreed to ensure open ballot in the Senate polls, but now they are opposing the government on that count.

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