PTI expels 20 lawmakers over 'horse-trading' in Senate polls

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PTI expels 20 lawmakers over 'horse-trading' in Senate polls
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to expel 20 of its lawmakers for ‘selling their loyalties’ in the Senate elections, party’s chief Imran Khan announced on Wednesday.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Khan said that show-cause notices will be issued to the lawmakers who “sold their loyalties in the Senate elections”, adding that their names will be given to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

“I felicitate the party members who didn’t sell their loyalties in the elections,” he was quoted as saying.

“Everyone knows loyalties are sold in elections but no institution initiates action against those involved. We will send the names of these members to NAB for an investigation if they won’t respond to the show-cause notices,” he added.

“We are expelling those from the party who sold their consciences and loyalties.”

According to an internal probe, up to Rs40 million were offered to buy their votes in the last month’s election, said the PTI chief. By furnishing explanation in response to show-cause notices, the members can avoid being expelled from the party, he added.

The party later took to Twitter to name all those found involved in ‘horse-trading’.

 

Originally Posted on SuchTv

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