KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Nasir Hussain Shah on Saturday defended his and said Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) does not believe in the practice of horse-trading.
The statements were made in wake of PPP MPA Taimur Talpur allegations of horse-trading when on Friday had said some members of other parties had “sold their vote” to PPP in the March Senate elections, them for continuing to being an MPA.
The minister explained that Talpur’s words were nothing but a manner of speaking and that the party does not believe in this practice.
If members of some parties were unhappy with their parties or their candidates and decided to vote for PPP then it is not the latter’s fault, he said.
The minister added that accusing PPP of purchasing vote through money is an insult to the people of Sindh.
Talpur’s comments had prompted political rivals to demand an inquiry into the allegation, after which the Election Commission of Pakistan issued notices to the PPP MPA to appear before it on October 4.