ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah on Thursday termed promulgation of Ordinance as a delayed effort to control horse trading in Senate elections.
“It should have been earlier, if at all it was required to control horse trading.
Ordinance could have a different impact, had it been issued at the time of schedule for Senate elections,” he said talking to media in the Parliament House.
“Issuance of Ordinance at this sensitive time has raised questions on the senate elections,” he added.
“Proroguing both the Houses for promulgation of the Ordinance is unsuitable. It is a question mark on the Senate elections.”
About rigging in elections, he said, it had started from era of Ziaul Haq and continues till today.
“We had tried to discourage this trend.”
Dilating on legal provisions, Shah said, if elections are not held on Senate seats from FATA, it would be difficult for the Senators elect to take oath on March 12.
Answering a question about election in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he said, the PTI members are taking with them the original ballot papers.
“Imran is not confident about his party members. Polling has been suspended in the provincial assembly for last three years.”
Khursheed Shah said, the claimant of making new Pakistan is in the grip of horse trading charges.
“If this is new Pakistan which he wants to create then we are better off in the old Pakistan.”