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Opposition claims ‘spy cameras’ put in in polling cubicles for Senate chairman elections

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Opposition claims 'spy cameras' installed in polling booths for Senate chairman elections

ISLAMABAD:  The Opposition claimed on Friday that “spy cameras” have been put in within the polling cubicles set for senators to solid their votes within the election for the Senate chairman and deputy chairman.

Photographs of the “hidden cameras” have been shared by PPP’s Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar and PML-N’s  Dr Musadik Malik on their Twitter accounts. 

“Myself and Dr Musadik found spy cameras right over the polling booth!!!!” tweeted the PPP senator.

In a seperate tweet, he shared that they’d additionally discovered a “pinhole camera” contained in the polling sales space.

Whereas Dr Musadik Malik referred to as the presence of the cameras a “freaking joke”.

Quickly after sharing the images on social media, the senators held a press convention outdoors Parliament Home as soon as the Senate session began.

Dr Malik mentioned that each of them have been directed by their PML-N and PPP to test the polling sales space earlier than the election of the Senate chairman and deputy chairman.

“Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar and I went to the polling station on direction of our parties to check the polling booth,” mentioned Dr Malik.

The PML-N senator alleged that there have been cameras put in proper above the polling sales space.

“Both were pointing exactly towards the person voting and the second hidden camera was focused on the ballot paper,” mentioned Dr Malik.

The PML-N senator questioned who had put up the cameras within the sales space. He additionally claimed that there was a lamp contained in the polling sales space with “holes” in it, including that there have been many microphones and cameras in it.

Dr Malik referred to as on the police to take the cameras as “evidence” and referred to as for the opening of a “device” caught within the sales space in entrance of the opposition so they may see what was in it.

In the meantime, Khokhar highlighted that the Senate’s safety was on within the palms of the Senate chairman, secretary and head of safety.

“An investigation should be held on how this security breach was done,” mentioned Khokhar. He additionally requested that investigation be held to see if these three folks have been concerned on this breach.

“If the polling booth was protected by current the chairman and his men, this means a plan was there to steal the election,” claimed the senator.

He added that each the events’ senators will maintain consultations after taking their oaths on who ought to examine the matter.

“We will hold consultations on this with lawyers present in the senate. [We will discuss] whether house should investigate this by including senators or should the police investigate it,” mentioned the PPP senator. He added that below the Election Act of 2017 “tampering with secrecy of vote is a crime” 


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