PML-N accuses PPP of taking oath from voters for Rs2000; PPP rubbishes allegations terming movies a “ploy” to destroy election
November 28, 2021
PML-N and PPP engaged in an trade of allegations after a video of voters being bribed for votes by contesting get together members in Lahore’s NA-133, forward of a by-election within the constituency due on December 5, went viral on social media, Geo News reported.
The two events have blamed one another’s staff for the alleged move.
PML-N chief Muhammad Arif in a criticism lodged with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) accused PPP of “buying off votes” in NA-133.
PPP is making the “bought” voters swear an oath to it in trade for Rs2,000 per individual, Arif maintains in his criticism.
Meanwhile, PML-N’s Ali Pervaiz Malik additionally appeared on video to talk about the matter. He mentioned he condemns the move and hopes that PPP will take discover of such happenings and put a cease to them instantly.
“This fake video, in which all the characters are masked, this attempt to launch a campaign (against PML-N), has been rejected by the people of Lahore,” he mentioned.
He mentioned within the 2018 election, Malik Pervaiz gained with 90,000 votes and the “tactics” being employed by PPP come from a celebration who “did not even secure a tenth of the votes of PML-N’.
Meanwhile, PPP Punjab’s secretary of information, Shahzad Cheema, noted that such videos are doing the rounds on social media, saying that “the clips are being made to go viral by each events”.
He claimed his party had not issued directives to anyone to give any entity any money.
“If this has occurred at any stage, the PPP strongly condemns the act,” he said.
Cheema said that the videos are a “ploy” to ruin the election.
PPP central Punjab’s general secretary, Syed Hasan Murtaza, issued a video statement accusing PML-N of according respect to the “word” (currency) instead of the “vote”.
“PML-N can’t assist however have interaction in Chhanga Manga politics,” he was quoted as saying by PPP Punjab.
According to the statement, Murtaza said that PPP is competing against PML-N “on the idea of ideology moderately than cash”, and that the party “doesn’t imagine within the shopping for and promoting of votes”.
“It is simply the PPP that respects the voter and the vote,” Murtaza was further quoted as saying.
PTI senator says ‘true face of PML-N exposed’
Meanwhile, PTI Senator Ejaz Chaudhary also shared a video on Twitter, with the caption stating: “The true face of the PML-N has been uncovered.”
According to Chaudhary, in the video, women voters are being paid for their votes and an oath is being obtained from them.
“This is why they’re towards EVMs (digital voting machines),” he wrote.
ECP takes notice of viral video
The Election Commission of Pakistan took notice of the viral video allegedly showing voters being bribed.
The constituency’s returning officer sent a notice to the deputy commissioner of Lahore and the inspector general of police and asked them to respond by November 30.
A notice was also sent to the National Database and Registration Authority chairman and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority chairman, both of whom have been asked to respond with the information sought by November 30.
The notices state that a viral video is doing the rounds on social media which purportedly shows money being distributed and an oath being taken.
It asks the DC Lahore and IG police to have a forensic audit of the video carried out and determine the facts, including the identity of the people in the video, and the place where the illegal activity took place.
The two officials have been asked to provide the “full bio-data” of the individuals seen within the video.
The IG police has additionally been requested to promptly arrest all of the people concerned in unlawful actions.
NA-133 seat falls vacant after MNA’s dying
The decrease home seat from Lahore fell vacant as a result of dying of PML-N MNA Pervaiz Malik, who died on October 11 as a result of heart-related issues.
According to the Punjab election fee, there are 254 polling stations within the constituency. Out of those, 199 polling stations have been declared delicate.
The whole variety of voters in NA-133 is 440,485.
The Punjab home division has permitted the deployment of Rangers together with police throughout the NA-133 Lahore by-election, Geo News reported earlier this week, citing sources.
Closed-circuit tv cameras can even be put in on the polling stations.