ISLAMABAD: Federal Ministers Shafqat Mahmood, Shibli Faraz, and Fawad Chaudhry held a joint press conference. Shafqat Mehmood said that he strongly condemned the attack on Shahbaz Gul and the violence. The threat of violence in politics is an old tradition of PML-N. Nawaz Sharif took over the presidency of PML-N in the same way. The same people attacked the Supreme Court. Yes, they deliberately staged a spectacle at D-Chowk. The PML-N should think about where they are talking politics. These moves show the frustration of the PML-N.
Shafqat Mehmood said that since the Senate elections are being held, there has been talking of buying and selling every time. Prime Minister Imran Khan has demanded and tried for the open ballot from day one. Nawaz Sharif has talked about bringing an open ballot in his government. Despite our support, Imran Khan wants transparency in politics by removing the role of money.
Shafqat Mehmood said that we brought the bill and constitutional amendment in the parliament, went to the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court said that the constitutional amendment is necessary but the Election Commission should fulfill its responsibility, one of our delegation in the light of the decision of the Supreme Court. Yes, we appealed to the Election Commission to make the ballot papers in such a way that they can be challenged when needed. In the video, everyone saw how an attempt was made to buy votes.
Shafqat Mehmood said that the situation today is that every political party is not satisfied with the Senate election, all these things support this position of Imran Khan, this is the failure of the Election Commission of Pakistan, the Election Commission has completely failed to fulfill its responsibility. We as the ruling party have no confidence in the Election Commission. The Election Commission as a whole should relinquish its responsibilities and resign. A new Election Commission should be formed which is trusted by all. Let us all work together to ensure that the next election is transparent without any voice being raised.
Shafqat Mehmood further said that Imran Khan also brought a neutral umpire in cricket, the Election Commission should be neutral, but the current Election Commission is not neutral, currently does not intend to file a reference against the Election Commission in the Supreme Judicial Council.