ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leaders claimed to have received calls from unknown persons demanding from them to abstain from voting during upcoming Senate election.
In an Aaj TV programme with anchor Asma Shirazi, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi revealed this. He said his party had received a couple of complaints that some of their leaders were asked to abstain from voting.
“We are trying to verify the claims and if found true then we will make it public,” he said. He said the last nights of election were always extremely crucial. He also said that they might involve the Election Commission of Pakistan if they found any evidence of utilization of different tactics to stop their candidates from casting their votes.
On the other hand, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz has asked MNAs and MPAs to report any such calls to their respective leadership as well as name and shame those people.
“MPAs or MNAs who receive calls from ‘Unknown numbers’ or ‘Caller ID withheld’ must report to their respective leadership. Callers must be named and shamed,” she wrote retweeting Shahid Khaqan’s video on her Twitter account.