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Was offered money for Senate elections, claims Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Thursday that money is used in Senate elections, claiming that he was also offered bribe.

Talking to media after the parliamentary party’s meeting in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) CM House, he said, “While Senators are elected directly by the people in the United States, Senate elections here only use money.”

“Senators are brought on the basis of money and they commit corruption,” he added, stressing to end the horse trading.

He hoped that his party will win the 2018 Senate elections and hold them through direct voting in future.

At this occasion, KP CM Pervez Khattak complained that no consensus could be reached between the government and opposition for appointing Senators from the province.

Meanwhile, the independent candidate supported by ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Dr Asad Ashraf won the Senate by-poll over the Punjab seat that was vacated after dismissal of Nehal Hashmi.

Ashraf took 298 votes in Punjab Assembly and easily defeated the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Dr Zarqa who only managed to get 38 votes from the provincial lawmakers.

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