Can’t say whether open balloting in Senate polls will eliminate horse trading: CJP

Can’t say whether open balloting in Senate polls will eliminate horse trading: CJP

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday has heard the presidential reference to conduct the Senate elections by open balloting.

During the proceedings, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed remarked, “We can’t say anything whether open balloting in Senate elections will eliminate horse trading or not.”

It is disappointing that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have retracted from the Charter of Democracy agreement, the top judge expressed.

Justice Gulzar said that Article 63A of the Constitution is not applicable in Senate elections and that there is no concept of secret voting in Article 59.  

Previously, Justice Ijazul Ahsan remarked that the Election Commission of Pakistan will be responsible if any party secures fewer seats in the polls.

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