Senate elections: PM Imran Khan offended at Shehryar Afridi for losing vote

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday expressed anger at Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Shehryar Afridi, after the lawmaker voted his Senate election vote.

Geo News stated the prime minister was not glad with the reason that Afridi gave him. “You are an MNA, how can you make a mistake like this?” requested an sad PM Imran Khan.

“Everyone was informed about the voting procedure. You shouldn’t have made a mistake like this,” he stated angrily.

Geo News had earlier reported that Afridi had wasted his vote mistakenly when he signed the poll paper.

Afridi had written to the presiding officer of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), asking the physique to permit him to recast his vote. “It is submitted that I have been feeling unwell for the past few days and couldn’t attend the meetings of the party for preparations of elections,” he stated.

The PTI chief stated when he arrived on the parliament, the ECP employees didn’t information him. ” When I approached you to cast my vote I asked you and your staff but they failed to guide me. Later, I put my signature on the ballot papers instead of putting numbers. Therefore, I may be allowed to recast my vote,” he added.

Polling for the Senate elections have been underway from 9am to 5pm.

Lawmakers are casting votes in one of many nation’s most hotly contested Senate elections the place the transparency of the electoral course of has turn out to be a key subject.

The MPs are voting on 37 vacant seats of the Senate with 11 senators elected unopposed from Punjab. Now the polling is being held for 12 seats every of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 11 of Sindh and two of the federal capital.