- You’re an MNA, how are you going to make a mistake like this? PM Imran Khan asks Afridi
- Shehryar Afridi’s vote could also be wasted as he signed the poll paper
- Afridi writes to ECP, says employees didn’t information him on voting process
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan was upset at Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Shehryar Afridi, on Wednesday after his vote was wasted when he mistakenly signed the poll paper.
“You’re an MNA. How will you make a mistake like this?” the prime minister reportedly advised Afridi. “Everybody was knowledgeable concerning the voting process [beforehand]. You should not have made a mistake like this,” an sad PM Imran Khan mentioned.
In line with Geo Information, the prime minister was not glad with the response that the PTI chief gave him.
Earlier, sources had mentioned that Afridi’s vote can be wasted almost definitely as he signed the poll paper earlier than casting it.
Afridi had written to the presiding officer of the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP), asking the physique to permit him to recast his vote. “It’s submitted that I’ve been feeling unwell for the previous few days and could not attend the conferences of the social gathering for preparations of elections,” he mentioned.
The PTI chief mentioned when he arrived on the parliament, the ECP employees didn’t information him. ” After I approached you to solid my vote I requested you and your employees however they didn’t information me. Later, I put my signature on the poll papers as a substitute of placing numbers. Subsequently, I could also be allowed to recast my vote,” he added.
Afridi says experiences PM Imran Khan upset with him usually are not true
Chatting with Geo Information, Afridi mentioned there isn’t any fact to experiences that PM Imran Khan is sad with him. “After I advised the prime minister concerning the poll papers, he directed me to put in writing to the returning officer [to allow him to re-cast his vote],” he mentioned.
Afridi mentioned PM Imran Khan didn’t doubt his loyalty. “The prime minister advised me that I’m his most trusted companion,”he mentioned.
Polling for the Senate elections have been underway since 9am and can go on until 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 situation.
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.