ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday appealed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to lend a hand to government in stopping ‘horse-trading’ as a result of upcoming Senate elections.
Talking to media, the Senator expressed that it was crucial to make essential modifications in the Constitution before March 5, the scheduled date for Senate polls.
On this occasion, he said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would contact PTI and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) among all parliamentary parties for the constituting of relevant legislations concerning horse trading.
He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has formulated tow committees concerning horse trading as one is aimed to present legal recommendation while the other, comprising of ministers, would make contact with political parties in this regard.
Mr. Rashid also said that government has grave apprehensions over reports horse trading from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said solemn moves were needed to root out the custom of horse trading in the country.
Expressing his views on development in electoral reforms, the minister said the premier had drawn a commission with representation from all political parties. However, lamenting the fact, he said that boycott of the Parliament and the container-politics had halted the committee from taking steps in the targeted way.